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Soundswell therapists are working in a wide range of settings across the city of Birmingham. We are involved in lots of activities - read more about what we have been up to here!

Monday 23 July 2018

Why commissioning a speech and language therapy service was definitely the right thing to do

Have you struggled hard to justify spending money on speech and language therapy this time round? Have you had to stand your corner with the senior leadership team and/or Governing Body? Here is the proof that the fight was worth it. For the first time, robust research shows the benefits to schools of purchasing input – in addition to what is available from the NHS.

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Wednesday 11 July 2018


I worked for the NHS as a speech and language therapist ( SaLT) for 24 years before starting my own practice providing services to schools and families. In a very short space of time I was fully booked and that's when I called my trusted colleague Diana- and Soundswell was born!!

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Friday 8 June 2018

Bercow - 10 Years on

Mary Hartshorne, I CAN’s Head of Evidence shares her thoughts on the report Bercow: Ten Years On and the next steps for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs

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Saturday 2 June 2018


If you are thinking of Speech & Language Therapy as a career, read Sophie's advice about how to get started

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Monday 4 June 2018

Budget cuts - tough times across the board

Schools find themselves under more and more pressure as the implications of shrinking budgets become a stark reality. As an independent provider of speech and language therapy, we are one of a number of bought in services. From Spring 2 we are usually talking to our schools, reviewing their successes and inviting discussions about plans for the coming academic year. This year, first and foremost, considerations have been about money. Can we continue as we are …..? What can we do with less funding available…? Can we afford any service at all …….?

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Tuesday 29 May 2018

The SEND & Disability conference

On May 16th Edgbaston cricket club provided the venue for the above conference. The event was well-attended – more than 300 people made the most of the day and what it had to offer. Organised by ONECPD at Salford University, the conference programme offered a broad mix of formal keynote speakers, seminars and an exhibition. Soundswell were proud to both take part in the exhibition but also deliver a seminar to upwards of 60 people

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Wednesday 16 May 2018

SEND and Disability conference 2018

A big thank you to everyone who came to our seminar at the SEND and Disability Conference in Edgbaston today- sorry some of you had to sit on the floor. Who knew our presentation would be so popular!! You can view the presentation here

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Wednesday 9 May 2018

GDPR Compliance

Soundswell have been working hard to review and update all of our polices and procedures in line with the new GDPR legislation.

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Tuesday 8 May 2018

Meet more of the team !

Nicki tell us her top tip for parents:- It’s really worrying for parents when their children aren’t saying as much as they think they should and there can be a tendency for adults to talk more, ask more questions, fill the silences as a well-meaning method of helping. I would say, relax (if you can), stand back and watch your child to see what they enjoy playing with, looking at, are interested in. You can then add in words/ short phrases to label what the child is holding/ playing with and comment on what they are doing. Allow lots of pauses and count to 10 to allow your child to time to respond.

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Monday 26 March 2018

Meet the team 2 !

In the second of our 'meet the team' articles, Emily describes how she started her career and what are her biggest challenges.

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Sunday 25 February 2018

Meet the Team

Denise Charnock has worked with Soundswell for about 2 years now, read on to find out what advice she would give to worried parents and anyone considering speech & language therapy as a career

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