Finding your child's voice

Speech and language therapy using teletherapy with clients in Cheshire, North Wales and the Bahamas

Hello! As a Speech and Language Therapist working via teletherapy with children and adolescents, I provide initial assessments, intervention programmes, and review appointments to help children and young people with speech, language, and communication needs.

Teletherapy has been used by practitioners for a number of years and involves the delivery of therapy services through a secure video conferencing platform. I have chosen to use teletherapy because it has a number of advantages, including the following:
- It is easy to use and provides flexibility for busy families.
- It is supported by research.
- It is ideal for you and your child if you have difficulty accessing face-to-face therapy due to the remoteness of your location, a shortage of therapists in your area, the Covid-19 pandemic, your busy schedule or problems with transport (for example, frequent traffic jams).
- Therapy sessions can be conducted in the comfort of your own home or during the school day, which can also help me to provide tailored, context-specific recommendations.
- It enables meetings to be arranged between parents, therapists, school staff and other professionals, even though participants may be in different locations.
Many parents have found that teletherapy has enabled them to access therapy services in a positive and productive way when this might otherwise have been impossible to arrange.

Assessment may include formal standardised assessments or informal techniques like observation of your child’s play via Zoom. After assessment, you will receive spoken or written feedback. Assessment results are then used to develop a programme of intervention, if needed.

Intervention is provided in the form of individual teletherapy sessions and/or written activity plans. The number and frequency of these sessions will be agreed with you at the outset of a course of intervention. Therapy activities are tailored to the age and interest of your child. They are often enjoyable and fun, whilst simultaneously being designed to achieve specific goals.

Review appointments occur at the end of an agreed period of intervention, in order to monitor progress and to provide you with ongoing feedback and discussion about your child’s progress and therapeutic goals.

There are many different types of communication problem in children and young people which can be helped by speech and language therapy. If you would like to discuss your concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me for a free initial phone or email consultation, during which we can discuss whether or not it would be appropriate to schedule an initial assessment appointment.

Who I see

I offer speech, language, and communication assessment and therapeutic intervention for children aged from 2 to 18 years with the following range of needs:

Attention, listening and play difficulties

Early developmental delays in speech, language and communication development

I may be able to help your child, aged 2-5 years, if they are displaying some of the following behaviours:
-late to start talking
-difficulty with attention and listening skills
-difficulty understanding what you are saying; for example, unable to follow simple instructions
-difficultly linking words together to form sentences
-unclear speech
-difficulty playing with or interacting with others
-late development of play skills

Treating speech delay in children

Speech delay/disorder

A delay or disorder in development of speech sound production may result in unclear speech, accompanied by frustration at not being understood. As children with unclear or immature speech increase in age (from 3 to 18 years), their speech problems may affect them socially and emotionally. I can provide structured programmes and activities which target speech sound production to help your child achieve clear, more intelligible speech.

Therapy for language delay in children

Language delay/disorder

Language difficulties occur in older children and young people (aged 5-18) who struggle to communicate effectively.
Does your child seem to struggle to understand language that they have heard or read?
Do they find it hard to follow single- or multi-step directions?
Do they have expressive language impairment where they have difficulty putting their thoughts into words?
If you are concerned about your child’s language development, I may be able to help.

Therapy for children with academic difficulties

Academic difficulties

I work with school-aged children and young people up to the age of 18 who are struggling academically, due to reading and writing problems or learning differences. If your child or young person is struggling at school, they may have an underlying undiagnosed language problem, and assessment and input from a speech and language therapist may help.
I can also provide an in-depth assessment and report to help you to obtain a statement of special education needs for your child so that they can access additional help in school settings.
If you have concerns about your child, please get in touch to discuss them.


“Jill Redgrave did a superb job in evaluating my three-year-old child with language delays.” (Parent)

“Jill’s intelligence and her caring attitude, with lots of interesting hands-on activities, were crucial to obtain superior results in such a young client.
My sentiments of gratitude for Jill’s work are shared by other mothers within my community of patients and friends.” (Parent)

“Thank you for all your assistance with Joseph’s speech lessons… Your methods and games have helped Joseph immensely, making learning fun and interesting.” (Parent)

“Jill’s consistent and fun approach to speech therapy is what made the difference in my son’s fast progress. I was near tears the day Jill said, ‘Your son is fine now… You don’t need to bring him to me any more.” (Parent)

“Mrs Redgrave provided screening and therapy services for the students of our school for about two years. During this time, she provided professional and reliable support for our students, their families, and our teachers.
One thing that stood out about Mrs Redgrave was her integrity. Although she worked privately, she would never recommend on-going speech therapy for a child that did not need it. Her nurturing manner endears her to children. And parents will appreciate her professionalism and prompt reporting.” (Student Service Co-ordinator, IB World School)

“I feel very passionate that everybody knows just how much of a life-line to Jess you have been since we met you! In addition, your professionalism, support and advice along with all your encouragement for both Jess and myself was and still is invaluable.” (Parent)

“Thank you so much for all your help over the past months. The progress Jamie has made has been simply incredible and we certainly wouldn’t have achieved it without your help and guidance”. (Parent March 2019)

“I would like to thank you for the report you undertook via Zoom. Today I received a call to let us know that the education authority will be issuing a statement of special needs for Alex. They added that it would not have been possible without the extensive report from you.
I am so very grateful to you for your understanding, patience and the time you took to help us”. (Parent September 2020)

More about me

I qualified as a speech and language therapist with a BA(Hons) degree in Linguistics and Language Pathology at the University of Reading.

At the moment, I provide speech and language therapy via telepractice to clients in Cheshire, North Wales and the Bahamas.

I have worked in a variety of settings in both the UK and the Bahamas, including in NHS community clinics, schools in Manchester and Cheshire, IB World Schools in the Bahamas, special education settings, and private clinics. I have had over twenty years of experience as a private practitioner.

I specialise in early language development (2-5 years), language delays and difficulties (including their impact on education and social communication), and speech sound difficulties.

I actively encourage liaison between school, home and other relevant professionals to achieve consistency of care for the children and young people who I see.

In addition to my work as a speech and language therapist with the paediatric population, I have many years of experience with bringing up my own three children. This has enhanced my practical, hands-on awareness of children’s behaviour from birth to adulthood, and how they learn best. I know how difficult it can be to juggle work and family commitments, so I plan intervention activities and home practice strategies that can be easily incorporated into everyday life at school, at home, in the car, or wherever life may take you.

I am a member of the following professional bodies:

  • Member of the Health & Care Professions Council
    Health & Care Professions Council as a registered Speech and Language Therapist
  • Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT)
    Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT)
  • Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice (ASLTIP)
    Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice (ASLTIP)

I am also fully registered under the Data Protection Act.


All assessment sessions include the following:
• Pre-assessment questionnaire for you to complete to provide information about your child’s development, including developmental milestones, medical history, education.
• Observation and assessment of your child’s communication, including through play.
• Guidance to support your child’s speech, language and communication development at home.
• Liaison with other professionals when appropriate.
Types of assessment:
BASIC Assessment appointment lasting 60-90 minutes, with brief verbal, handwritten or emailed summary at the time of the session/during the allocated time slot – £110.00
STANDARD Assessment appointment lasting 60-90 minutes, with written summary report – £180.00
ENHANCED Assessment appointment lasting up to two hours, with detailed written report – from £280. This includes more detailed assessment using additional standardised assessments, if appropriate. (N.B. If more than two hours are required to fully assess your child, additional time will be arranged and invoiced at a fee of £70.00 per hour of face-to-face time. If a child’s written report is likely to take more than two hours to complete, the cost will be invoiced at £70 per hour, and will be agreed with parents in advance).

• Treatment session for 45 minutes to one hour – £70.00
• Scheduled Meetings with pre-school or school staff and other professionals for the purpose of guidance, training, planning or demonstration of treatment programmes – £70.00 per hour
• Written school or home programme/update/additional reports – £70.00 per hour
• Other work/assessments on request – £70.00 per hour

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Online resources to get you started

Afasic – Voice for Life – Provides help for parents of children with speech, language and communication difficulties.

ICAN Talking PointICAN is a charity which provides help to children and families impacted by communication difficulty. Their Talking Point provides resources and fact sheets for parents and professionals; for example, information about speech and language development at different ages so parents can check their child’s progress. There is also information about what speech and language therapy assessment is all about.

BBC Tiny Happy People – This link provides lots of activities and play ideas to help your young child, aged 0-5 years, to develop their communication skills for the best possible start in life.

Words for Life – Created by the National Literacy Trust, this link has activities and support for helping to improve language, literacy and communication skills from home for ages 0-12 years.

Contact Me

You can contact me from the UK by ringing my landline (01606 872625) or my mobile (07794585809), or by sending me an email at the following address:
If contacting me from abroad, please email me, or ring me on 01144 1606 872625.
I look forward to hearing from you.