Terms and Conditions
will generally be offered in your own home, so that your child can be assessed
and observed in familiar and relaxed surroundings. They can be completed at school or in nursery if appropriate. Assessment
appointments take approximately 1 – 1 ½ hours including feedback time. A thorough written report will also be
provided, with guidance and resources as appropriate.
assessment, if therapy is recommended, you do not have to take this up unless
you choose to. Should you wish me to
provide this however, there will not normally be a wait for therapy, unless
this has been previously discussed with you.
Sessions will usually be offered in your own home or your child’s school/
nursery as this is usually convenient for families. Families are asked to provide a quiet space
for assessment and therapy, free from distractions (such as TV) as far as
possible. Therapy sessions are usually
offered weekly, but can take place less often if required (fortnightly or
monthly). These can last 30 or 60
minutes, including a few minutes reviewing progress and suggesting tasks to
carry out over the following week.
play a vital role in therapy. At the end
of each session, activities and ideas will be given for you to try with your
child before the next session.
Completion of practise tasks is just as important as the therapy
sessions themselves, and regular support at home usually results in more positive
outcomes. It is therefore very useful if a parent/carer is present throughout
the sessions to enable better follow-up afterwards.
fees are agreed prior to the start of therapy.
Each session charge covers the time spent with your child as well as
travel, planning, paperwork, liaison and preparation of therapy materials. Additional charges will be made for:-
- Attendance at Annual Reviews or other
- Classroom observation sessions.
- Travel of more than 10 miles will be
charged at 50p per mile.
- Phone calls lasting longer than 15 minutes
maybe charged at therapist discretion.
accept payment by cash, cheque or BACS. Sessions
should be paid for on the day of the appointment unless agreed prior to therapy. Clients using private medical
insurance are responsible for settling invoices and then
claiming from the insurance company. It is advisable to check your level of cover
before commencing therapy.
If your child is unwell and is unable to attend the
session, please call/ text me on 07838 120398.
Nursery’s and schools do not have time to let me know if a child is
absent so please tell me. As long as I
have been informed by 8.30am on the day of the appointment, I will not charge
for the session. If I arrive for the
session to be told that your child is ill or absent I will charge £10 to cover
time and petrol.
If I am ill or unable to
attend a session, I will inform you as soon as possible. If appropriate, I will offer a replacement
Parents may choose to withdraw a child from
therapy. At least a week's notice would
If a session is not paid
for within 7 days of the appointment, I may suspend further sessions until
payment has been made. If you require
extra time to make a payment, please let me know. I will notify you of any late or missed
I am registered with the ICO (Information
Commissioner’s Office) as I have to collect information about you and your
child. All personal details, notes and
reports will be stored securely and treated confidentially.
I will only collect information about your child (and family) that is relevant
to their assessment/therapy. Written notes will also be completed after each
assessment/therapy session to inform ongoing intervention. To meet legal
standards, these notes need to be kept until your child is 25 years old and
then they will be destroyed.
It is good practice to share information about your child’s needs with
professionals who are working with your child.
I will not disclose any information about your child without your
consent except if there were concerns regarding your child’s safety and/or
As part of my accounting, your name and your child’s name (used as a reference
on bank transfers) and the postcode of the place where the session occurred
will be recorded. This information is
seen by my accountant and could be seen if I were audited by HMRC. This data is always stored securely.
Information in emails sent between you and myself maybe seen by my website host
if there were technical issues with my site.
I always ask for permission before sending confidential information
electronically. I am happy to post
reports etc. if you would prefer. You/ your child’s data will not be shared
with any other third parties.
For more information about how I process and store data, please read my Privacy Notice.
In line with legal requirements, I have a portable DBS check
(Disclosure and Barring Services, previously Criminal Records Bureau) which I
renew automatically each year at my own cost.
I can provide details of this so that it can be checked by schools or
nurseries. If a school or nursery
requires their own check to be carried out, the cost of this must be covered by
either the school or the parent.
recordings of your child’s speech/voice and photographs maybe taken to aid
assessment and therapy. I am of course
happy to share these with you.
If you would rather I did not
make audio recordings or take photographs please contact me to discuss.
These terms and conditions are
subject to review and may change. You
will be given 30 days notice of any changes.