Speech and language assessment

An assessment of your child’s communication can be arranged at your home or in their educational setting. An assessment involves listening to your child and gathering information from you about their language development and your concerns. It may also involve some standardised tests and gathering further information from education staff to make sure we have the whole picture of their abilities.

Assessments for different children vary in time and complexity and cost from £150.

Speech and language therapy

Following assessment we will go through therapy options with you. We aim to be flexible around family needs and budgets. Together we will decide whether therapy takes place at home or in an educational setting. We may provide your child’s key worker or teacher with resources or advice. We will provide you with all the advice and resources you need to help your child at home and can point you towards reliable websites for more information. During term time we aim to respond to all your phone and email questions within 48 hours.

Therapy sessions cost from £75 with a speech and language therapist (SLT) and from £45 with a speech and language therapy assistant (SLTA).

The number of sessions a child needs varies hugely. Some difficulties we can “fix” and for children with complex difficulties we aim to ensure they reach their full potential.



From the first session onwards, we were given specific resources and talked through activities and practice to carry out with our child in order to make the best progress, week by week. Our questions and concerns were always answered in full and with excellent insight. I fully believe that if we’d have waited for NHS intervention, the ‘rot would have most definitely set in’ and I don’t think we would have seen the results we did, having caught it just in time.

I would highly recommend Jan’s services to anyone with a child with a speech and language delay.

A Mum and Nanny near Andover

Jan provided – in collaboration with the NHS – a good initial assessment of where our son was and then a tailor made approach for our child that could be executed at our home. The speech exercises themselves were well thought out and fun – including games to facilitate running around in the garden. To our son these proved far more engaging and in our view were more appropriate for an active little boy then any that can be achieved in a hospital environment. On a personal note, Jan inspired much confidence in my husband and I that we had given our son the best start as he entered reception class. She provided us with regular verbal reviews and ideas for how to help support our son, as well as concise and pithy feedback reports that were invaluable in liaising with other professionals. Look no further for speech support for your child.


Mr & Mrs Thomas, Winchester

Parents of 4 year old boy

Phoebe was great with Charlie and I have noticed more clarity in his speech and it’s given us lots to work on (January 2017).

Mum to 5 year old, Sparsholt

Jan Baerselman provided speech & language therapy and support to our son during his early primary school years. Our son benefited from high-quality and well informed development techniques and we also noticed a marked improvement in his self esteem. As parents we were very appreciative of Jan, who provided an excellent intermediary with the school, helping us to resolve difficult and sensitive matters in respect to our son’s education and welfare.

Father of P, aged 8, Hampshire

Jan is a thorough professional who helped our son and us as parents a great deal.  We engaged Jan’s services to support our child in mainstream school.  She was prompt, engaging and thought holistically about our son’s situation.  Her approach was to develop the environment so that there was continual SALT stimulus to support development rather than one-off sessions.  So Jan helped us and teachers at school to provide equipment, techniques and support to enable our son to develop his speech and language.   We never felt that we were dependent on Jan’s services and worked with her and without her for periods of time very successfully.   We greatly valued her advice and support throughout this period.  Our son is now in a specialist school and receiving SALT within an environment similar to that which Jan was trying to achieve.  He is thriving on it.

Dave, Father of 9 year old, Winchester

Jan has helped Harry enormously with his speech, as well as showing us as parents ways to help Harry.  He always looked forward to Jan’s visits and the fun games used to help his speech sounds.  We found Jan to be professional, positive and friendly at all times.  Thank you so much for all of your help.

Jo Slater

Mum of Harry, aged 4

We’re so grateful for all your advice and the tools and pointers you gave us so that we could better help J. Last time you saw us, In June, he had started combining key words and you said the “little words” would come along in due course. So a week or so later, along they started coming! He’s been talking in sentences for a while now, and chatters all the time.

Thank you so much, once again, for your support along the way and the confidence you gave us to be able to help him. He really enjoyed your visits too, which made it all very easy. So thank you!

Mum of J aged 2y 6m, Southampton

Morning Jan, Just to let you know that next week Zara is going to be a “Snowman in the school show” and not a “no-man in the dool sew” !!! 😀

Mum of Zara, aged 6, WInchester