Legal Services

At Stepping Stones, we specialise in carrying out and reporting on Legal Assessments including:

  • SENDIST Tribunals
  • Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP)
  • Family Law

As well as extensive clinical experience and membership of the Medico-legal Clinical Excellence Network, we have attended legal training from Bond Solon on Excellence in report writing and CourtroomSkills and Simpson Millar LLP on EHCP reports.

We are able to plan and deliver regular therapy to clients with arange of communication needs, in a number of settings including homes, schools and day centres.  We are able to offer both assessment and therapy in a number of community languages, please get in touch to find out more.

15 minutes free consultation: Phone, Skype, Facetime.


‘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.