Speech and Language Therapy Services for Families

We are able to work with children and young people aged 2-18 years who have a range of speech, language and communication needs including:

  • Speech delay/disorder
  • Language delay/disorder
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • Attention and Listening difficulties
  • Auditory Processing Disorder
  • Learning difficulties

Our services include:

  • Initial Assessment using a range of formal and informal tests
  • Specialist assessments for bilingual children and young people with communication difficulties
  • Reports (including for EHCP)
  • Detailed communication plans with strategies and skill building targets
  • Specialist communication plans for bilingual pupils outlining targets in all of their languages
  • Reviews to monitor progress
  • Individual bespoke therapy blocks
  • School visits to provide support and guidance to education staff
  • Attendance at school review meetings

*We are also able to offer assessment and therapy in a number of languages other than English, please contact us for further details.

Speech and Language assessments and therapy for your child can take place at the family home or at school. We work collaboratively with NHS therapists to ensure that we are all using the most effective approaches to best meet the needs of our clients. If you are worried about any aspect of your child’s speech, language or communication, please get in touch for a free consultation.

We believe that language is the absolute fundamental life skill that all children and young people need to be independent, to build relationships and to gain employment. We are committed to supporting our future generations achieve this, by providing a high quality professional and holistic service, which demonstrates measurable impact with the child and young person at the heart of our work. We pride ourselves on a service which goes beyond the pre-school and the primary years, into secondary school and post -16 settings.

Stepping Stones SaLT Services Ltd was founded in early 2018 by Deeba Akram, a highly specialist speech and language therapist. Our services include assessment, treatment and reports for children and young people aged 2-18 years, presenting with a broad range of developmental and acquired Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN’s). In addition, we are able to offer a range of strategic, solution focused services to support educational settings wanting to improve literacy and attainment, through a focus on innovative, whole school oral language approaches. These have been applied very successfully with primary, secondary and post-16 settings, and have supported schools improve their Ofsted ratings. Our services are responsive and work within CQC and Ofsted framework. Stepping Stones also specialises in communication disorders in bilingual children and young people.

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Testimonials

‘Deeba saw my son from the age of 3 until he was 5. He was eventually diagnosed with specific language impairment and she put appropriate methods of learning in place. Deeba even visited his infant school and met the teachers and assisted them in appropriate learning methods. As a result my son could speak and understand language by the age of 7 and has hardly any concerns now. The next step is now progressing in his writing and spelling but we are working on this. We cannot thank Deeba enough for her input and help. We are so grateful to her and cannot recommend her enough.’

Parent of child with Developmental Language Disorder
(formerly Specific Language Impairment)

'After careful research we contacted Deeba to provide Speech and Language support for our daughter who has ASD and learning difficulties. The progress she has made since working with Deeba has been absolutely amazing! A tailored intervention and support package was developed and implemented by Deeba to meet our daughter’s challenging needs. We have witnessed first-hand Deeba’s infectious enthusiasm, compassion, positivity, understanding and professionalism. Her input has been instrumental in our daughter’s development and progression. With Deeba’s help and support we feel significantly more confident working with our daughter and a lot more positive about the future.'

Parents of 9 year old child with ASD

'Deeba has been the speech and language therapist in one of my cases for over 7 years. She has provided invaluable support to the claimant, her family and the multi- disciplinary team and has worked very closely with our client’s school and mosque. Her approach is calm, caring and holistic.

Deeba goes above and beyond what is expected in her role and, importantly for the legal team, also provides very detailed records!'

Patricia Noone
Principal Lawyer, Slater and Gordon (UK) LLP

'Deeba has had an enormous impact on language and communication at Stanley Grove Primary Academy. She is skilled at change leadership and effectively plans for improvements alongside middle and senior leaders. Her personable approach secures the commitment of staff. Not only has Deeba excellent knowledge, she is experienced in many interventions and approaches. New strategies employed as a result of Deeba's involvement have led to an increase in pupils in our EYFS reaching GLD in listening, communication and speaking.'

Amy Footman
Head of Stanley Grove Primary Academy, Manchester.