Support for schools and nurseries

Our in-school speech and language therapy service in the North West will have a positive impact on your pupils educational achievement.

1 in 10 children in the UK (2 or 3 in every classroom) have communication difficulties that require specialist help. In socially deprived areas there can be more than 17 children in each class with language skills below average for their age.


What does Happy Talk provide?

In your setting or online we can provide:

Where do we work?

We work across North Lancashire and South Cumbria in:

  • Nurseries
  • Mainstream and independent primary schools
  • Mainstream and independent secondary schools
  • Special schools
  • Children’s centres
  • Online support to staff and children including teletherapy, meetings and training

Who can we help?

Happy-Talk Speech and Language Therapy Ltd can accommodate each settings particular requirements. A Speech and Language Therapy Service in your setting can support your children’s speech, language and communication skills at a “universal”, “targeted” and “specialist” level of involvement.

Happy Talk Ltd can help to support a whole school approach and commitment to the speech, language and communication needs of all the children in your setting.

Happy talk can help children who struggle with:

  • Verbal communication, needing alternative or supplementary communication systems
  • Speech sound difficulties
  • Receptive and expressive vocabulary
  • Constructing sentences
  • Stammering
  • Processing and understanding spoken language
  • Selective mutism
  • Social communication

Our team can help with:

  • Developmental Language Disorder (DLD)
  • Phonological and articulation difficulties
  • Selective Mutism
  • Dysfluency / Stammer
  • Social Emotional and Mental Health Needs
  • Complex Needs
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Developmental difficulties
  • AAC Needs (augmentative and alternative communication)
  • Attention related difficulties (ADD, ADHD)
  • Auditory Processing Disorder
  • Cleft palate
  • Cochlear implant
  • Down’s syndrome
  • Dyslexia
  • Dyspraxia/Childhood Apraxia of speech
  • Sensory integration difficulties
  • Environmental factors affecting early language delay development

What experience do we have?

We have been commissioned by a range of services and settings across Lancashire and South Cumbria providing training for practitioners, workshops and guidance for families, specialist assessment and support in schools.

We have been instrumental in supporting Schools, Nurseries and Children Centres launch and roll out initiatives aimed at screening young children for speech, language and communication difficulties in a particular locality, in addition to whole school approaches aimed at empowering practitioners to identify and support the universal, targeted and specialist needs of the children in their care.

For more information about the value of buying in speech and language therapy expertise in schools, use the hyperlink to take a look at our free downloadable webinar with Diane Hughes.

See this link for how targeted intervention is improving language skills…

See this link for further information about the extent of the role a Speech and Language Therapist may be able to offer your setting: Working with Speech and Language Therapists – The Communication …

Scroll to the bottom of this page for an audio testimonial from Hope High School and click this link to see feedback from some of our clients: Happy Talk Stories

How can you find out more?

Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your settings’ particular needs:

Telephone Gillian White on 07983 587 528

Or email us at

Audio testimonial from Hope High School.

Please click below to play.

Hope High School