Private Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy

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Our speech and language therapists are deeply invested in understanding how children and young individuals communicate in their daily lives—be it with family, friends, or within their educational environments. Our primary objective is to empower these young individuals to communicate effectively, while also ensuring that the adults surrounding them are equipped with the best strategies to support their communication journey.

At our private clinic in Birmingham, we don’t believe in waiting lists or GP referrals, if you have concerns about your child’s speech and language development, simply choose an appointment time below.

Our Speech and Language Therapy

Our approach encompasses a comprehensive array of strategies aimed at boosting confidence, refining skills, and enhancing communication abilities. We work closely with schools and family members, providing the necessary guidance and tools to assist them in nurturing effective communication for the child or young person in question. 

Understanding the unique circumstances of each child is crucial. Many factors, such as general developmental delay, physical or sensory challenges, learning difficulties, or specific communication disorders like developmental language disorder or speech disorders, can contribute to communication difficulties. By delving into the specifics of a young person's challenges, we can tailor our approach to facilitate smoother communication and help them overcome everyday tasks with greater ease.

How We Can Help

We can provide comprehensive support to children across various aspects of communication and language development. Here are several ways our specialists can assist in supporting your child:

Language Assessment and Intervention

Conduct thorough assessments to evaluate a child's language skills, identifying areas of delay or difficulty. Develop bespoke intervention plans to improve vocabulary, sentence structure, comprehension, and overall language abilities.

Speech Sound Development and Articulation

Assess and treat speech sound disorders, helping children with accurate production of speech sounds and improving articulation.

Voice Disorders Management

Assess and treat voice disorders, providing strategies to improve vocal quality and prevent strain or damage to the vocal cords.

Pragmatic Language and Social Communication

Address pragmatic language skills, including turn-taking, understanding non-verbal cues, and appropriate social interactions to enhance a child's ability to engage effectively with others.

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

Implement AAC strategies, including the use of communication devices or signs, to support children with limited verbal communication abilities.

Early Intervention and Preschool Language Development

Work with young children to develop foundational communication skills, promoting early language development, interaction, and pre-literacy skills.

Literacy and Reading Skills

Assist children in developing reading and literacy skills, including phonological awareness, decoding, comprehension, and reading fluency.

Parent and Caregiver Education

Educate parents and caregivers about communication disorders, providing guidance on how to support their child's communication development at home and in daily activities.

Collaboration with Educators

Collaborate with teachers and other educational professionals to create supportive environments for children with communication difficulties, ensuring consistent strategies and approaches.

Multilingual and Cultural Sensitivity

Consider the child's cultural and linguistic background to tailor interventions appropriately and respect cultural norms and values.

Counselling and Emotional Support

Offer emotional support and counselling to children who may experience frustration, anxiety, or low self-esteem due to their communicative challenges.

Monitoring and Progress Evaluation

Continuously monitor a child's progress, adjust intervention strategies as needed, and celebrate their achievements to maintain motivation and engagement.

By implementing these approaches, our speech and language therapists can provide holistic support to children, enabling them to enhance their communication skills and participate fully in various aspects of their lives.


Speech and Language Assessment and Report


Speech and Language Therapy Session


(60 min)

Meet Our Specialist

Our speech and language paediatric service is led by Cynthia Ewers-Cobb. Cynthia is a highly distinguished professional, possessing dual qualifications as a Speech and Language Therapist accredited by the esteemed Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT), and a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst recognised by both the Behaviour-Analytic Certification Board and the Society of Behaviour Analysts UK.

With an impressive tenure of over a decade, Cynthia has focused her expertise on children and young people, delving into critical realms such as autism, learning disabilities, social and emotional needs, challenging behaviour, and the implementation of positive behaviour support. She possesses a wealth of experience in meticulously assessing challenging behaviour and excels in providing invaluable support to individuals, parents, community groups, and educational institutions. Cynthia is a beacon of knowledge, specialising in crafting effective communication strategies and promoting positive behaviour within various contexts.

Why Choose Us?

At Midland Health, we understand that managing speech and language challenges in children can be difficult. We believe in providing specialised care to support your child's progress and development. Our expert child behaviour therapists, with years of experience working with young people, are here to assist you without the hassle of long waiting times or requiring a GP referral. Our priority is your child's well-being and ensuring a patient-centred approach in all aspects of our service.

Located in Edgbaston, our private clinic provides a safe and child-friendly environment where your family can collaboratively address your child’s speech and language challenges under the expert guidance of an experienced therapist. Our dedicated team aims to make a positive difference in your child's life.

Choosing Midland Health offers you the following benefits:

  • Access to a dedicated child speech and language therapist on-site
  • Prompt appointments are available within days
  • Direct access to a specialist without the need for a referral
  • World-class patient-centred care
  • State-of-the-art medical facilities within a private clinic
  • Conveniently situated in Edgbaston, Birmingham

Our Private Paediatric Clinic

If you've scheduled an appointment with our speech and language therapists at our private clinic in Birmingham, reaching our facility via public transportation is convenient. Our modern clinic is located on the outskirts of the city centre in Edgbaston, a mere 5-minute stroll from the following stations:

  • Via train: Five Ways Station
  • Via bus: Highfield Road Bus Stop

If you're driving to your appointment, rest assured that there are easily accessible parking facilities available at the clinic.

Contact Us

If your child requires an assessment from our specialist speech and language therapist, reach out to the Midland Health team by calling 0333 772 1999 or emailing us at


A paediatric speech and language therapist assesses, diagnoses, and treats communication disorders in children, focusing on speech, language, voice, fluency, and swallowing issues. They design personalised treatment plans and provide therapy to improve a child's communication abilities and overall quality of life.

To become a child speech and language therapist, one typically needs a bachelor's degree in communication sciences and disorders or a related field. Subsequently, a master's degree in speech-language pathology is essential. Additionally, completing supervised clinical experience and obtaining state licensure or certification are crucial steps in establishing a career in this field.

A child may require the assistance of a speech and language therapist if they experience difficulties with speech sounds, language development, stuttering, voice problems, or swallowing difficulties. Additionally, children with conditions such as autism, hearing impairment, developmental delays, or neurological disorders may benefit from speech and language therapy to improve their communication skills.

If your child demonstrates challenges in speech development, struggles to express themselves, has difficulty understanding or following instructions, experiences persistent stuttering, or encounters swallowing difficulties, consulting a speech-language pathologist is advisable. A comprehensive evaluation by a professional can determine if your child would benefit from speech and language therapy.

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