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The Talk Lady - Independent Speech and Language Therapy | Community Directory

The Talk Lady - Independent Speech and Language Therapy

General Details

I am a Speech & Language Therapist with over 20 years experience of working with children and young children who have communication difficulties.

I am able to offer a comprehensive specialist assessment of the child or young person's current communication skills and can develop a therapy package tailored to the needs of the individual.

I am able to help  children with a range of speech, language and communication needs.  I can provide an assessment and intervention service for children with identified needs.  These can present as:

  • unclear speech
  • slow or unusual development of spoken language
  • little or no spoken language
  • difficulties in understanding what people say
  • social communciation difficulties

The service will aim to support children/young people and their families by providing therapy and appropriate packages of care to meet the individual needs of each child. My aim is to help the child or young person to communicate with confidence. 

Who to contact

Ellen Hesketh
Speech & LanguageTherapist
07598 197274

I hold an enhanced DBS certificate

Where to go

IP14 1AT
Area served
All Suffolk

I can work with your child at your home, at school or at my base in Stowmarket

Days & Times

Monday to Friday. Weekends by appointment only
Time of day
Session Information
Will make appointments to suit the child
young person or family.

Other details

Cost Details
Cost of the service will depend on what is needed - please contact me for details
Referral required?
Referral and availability notes

You can self refer to The Talk Lady Independent Speech & Language Therapy Service

Email, call, write or use the website contact box.  

Referrals accepted from family members, health or education professionals or indeed the client themselves.

Age Groups
Pre-school, Children (5-11), Young people

Accreditation website
Accreditation details
I am a registered member of the following professional bodies: Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists(RCSLT), Association of Speech & Language Therapists in Private Practice(ASLTIP), Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)


The service is provided as a course of diagnostic and treatment sessions, the number of which would depend upon the nature and severity of the problem. This would normally be in the home environment of the client or child or in the school or nursery

Please see my website for more information

Service users involved in planning
Child or young person will be a key part of setting goals and targets for their therapy. All feedback gratefully received.
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Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

I offer a specialist service to individuals with communciation difficulties, specialising in paediatric communication difficulties.

Training is also offered to settings who work directly with people with SEND.

Ellen Hesketh
07598 197274
The Talk Lady
Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
Communication difficulties
Learning difficulties

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