Who we are
We are a team of local Speech and Language Therapists who work with children and
young people living in Bath and the surrounding areas including parts of Wiltshire
and Somerset such as Bradford on Avon and Trowbridge.
Our private service has been established in the Bath area for a number of years
and we have a good relationship with the local nurseries and schools. We have also
built good links with the Speech and Language Therapists from both Sirona NHS and
Virgin NHS to ensure we provide the optimum care for your child.
We are a team of nine experienced Speech and Language Therapists each with our own
areas of expertise. Your child will be matched with one of our Therapists who has
the specialist skills to support your child's specific communication needs. We can
work with your child at a time and location suitable to you.
We support children to develop a range of speech and language skills including:
⚬ Articulating speech sounds
⚬ Understanding spoken language
⚬ Vocabulary and sentence construction
⚬ Social interaction
⚬ Stammer / stutter
⚬ Selective mutism
The Bath Speech Therapy team are all fully qualified Speech and Language Therapists
who are registered with the Royal Collage of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT)
and Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
Bath Speech Therapy was set up by Rachel Smith, Independent Speech and Language
Therapist to provide a highly specialist Speech and Language Therapy service for
the children living in her local area in Bath, Somerset and Wiltshire.
Rachel qualified from Birmingham City University as a Speech and Language Therapist
in 2005. She then spent the next eight years working for the NHS with children who
had a wide range of communication difficulties, including speech disorders, developmental
verbal dyspraxia, hearing impairment, stammer/stutter, autism and language disorders.
In 2008 Rachel was awarded the 'Michael Palin award' from the Michael Palin Stammering
Centre in London for her research paper in the area of stammering. This paper was
presented at an international conference.
Alongside her work for the NHS Rachel worked for Stoke Speaks Out, an organisation
which provides training for professionals who work with children. She worked with
the team to develop and present specialised speech and language courses.
Rachel has completed a number of additional specialist training courses in the areas
of speech disorders, language development and stammering/stuttering and now specialises
in working with children who need support with these skills.
The Bath Speech Therapy team has now grown to a team of nine experienced Speech
and Language Therapists each with their own area of expertise to ensure your child
received the specialist support they require.