Talk About Town Ltd


Giving Children a Voice

Information about Talk About Town Ltd

Talk About Town Ltd is an Independent Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy Service based primarily on the Wirral. The company was set up and is run by two qualified Speech and Language Therapists. Talk About Town Ltd are also able to deliver services to clients situated within the surrounding areas, such as West Cheshire, some parts of North Wales and Liverpool.


We offer a flexible and personalised service, tailored to suit every individual client's needs. We are able to offer a wide range of assessment and treatment plans to children aged between approximately 2 and 16 years with a variety of speech, language and communication needs, such as :


  •  Delayed or disordered speech and / or language skills.
  •  Difficulties putting sentences together so that the child get their message across

     (sometimes called an expressive language difficulty).

  •  Difficulties understanding what others say (receptive language difficulty).
  •  Mixing up speech sounds in words, other pronunciation difficulties (phonological or articulatory disorder).
  •  Difficulty using spoken language and non verbal communication in order to interact socially with others

     (social communication skill difficulty)

  •  Verbal dyspraxia (a motor co-ordination difficulty affecting pronunciation)


Therapists from within Talk About Town Ltd are able to deliver Elklan Training Courses to teaching staff and are also trained in the use of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Screen (ADOS). Rachel Barrett (Beckett) and Stefanie Cooper are also both Hanen Centre certified Therapists, trained to deliver  the Hanen Centre's "It Takes Two to Talk" programme.


Talk About Town Ltd are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) and Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice (ASTLIP).

The Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice (ASLTIP) provides information and a contact point for members of the public searching for a private Speech and Language Therapist. For its members, ASLTIP provides support and information on working as independent Speech and Language Therapists within the United Kingdom. All ASLTIP members are registered members of both the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and the Health and Care Professions Council and are committed to good business standards. More information can be found at :

The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) is a regulatory body set up to regulate health and care professionals to help protect members of the public from malpractice. All Speech and Language Therapists must be registered with the HCPC in order to practice legally in the U.K. All HCPC registrants must follow a code of professional conduct to ensure that members of the public can expect high quality services from suitably qualified professionals. More information regarding the HCPC aims and visions can be found at :
The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) was established in 1945 to promote the art and science of Speech and Language Therapy. The RCSLT is the professional body for  Speech and Language Therapists in the UK; providing leadership and setting professional standards.

The RCSLT also facilitate and promote research into the field of Speech and Language Therapy, promote better education and training of Speech and Language Therapists and provide information for RCSLT members and the public about the Speech and Language Therapy profession. More information regarding the RCSLT can be found at :