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Chatter Independent Speech & Language Therapy

Your local private Speech and Language Therapy Service

Derbyshire, South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire

We Promise

Therapy without a wait.

To deliver a friendly and professional service.

An effective and fun approach to therapy.

We Commit

To deliver a therapy service to meet your child’s needs.

To deliver a tailor made SLT service to families, schools, nurseries, children’s centres and SEN settings.

We Deliver

Flexible and continuous support.

Initial telephone consultation within one working day

A service delivered by experienced, dedicated SLTs

Meet our Staff


Founded in 2011 Chatter Independent Speech Therapy is run and managed by Beth Atkinson and Claire West. Chatter provide Speech and Language Therapy for children aged 0-19 years across North Derbyshire , Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire from our base in Chesterfield.

All of our Independent Speech and Language Therapists are fully qualified SLTs, registered with the Health Care Professionals Council as well as the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and DBS (CRB) checked.

As a team we have a wide range of clinical experience from working in both Private and NHS settings.

Claire Garlick

Specialist Speech & Language Therapist

Based in Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Claire’s experience includes:

Speech and Language Delay

Speech and Language Disorder

Learning Difficulties


Signing and alternative means of communication

Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Beth Atkinson

Specialist Speech & Language Therapist

Based in Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Beth’s experience includes:

Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Mild to Moderate Learning Difficulties

Hearing Impairment

Speech and Language Delay and Disorder



Cleft Lip and Palate

How Can We Help?

Why Speech and Language Therapy?

Does your child find it difficult to…

  • Make people understand what they are saying
  • Concentrate and listen to what is said to them
  • Follow instructions
  • Use full sentences
  • Make their needs known
  • Use the right word
  • Have conversations about the right subject
  • Make friends
  • Use appropriate social skills
  • Say words clearly
  • Speak fluently
  • Eat a range of textures
  • Swallow food and drink safely

Children with the following difficulties often have Speech, Language and Communication needs:

  • Learning difficulties
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Severe and complex needs
  • Down Syndrome
  • Specific Language Impairment
  • Dyspraxia
  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Dysphagia and sensory eating difficulties


Children with these difficulties will all benefit from Speech and Language Therapy


We work with families and schools in and around the following areas,

Chesterfield, Derby, Sheffield, Nottingham, Rotherham, Buxton, Mansfield, Alfreton, Worksop and Doncaster.

Assessment and Therapy


Do you want to help improve your child’s communication skills?



Chatter Independent Speech Therapy provide specific support to develop a wide of range of communication skills.

This can involve:

  • Assessing and identifying difficulties
  • One to one therapy sessions
  • Group therapy sessions
  • Teaching alternative methods of communication e.g. Signing, PECS, Communication aids
  • Training parents and education staff
  • Report writing
  • Attendance at meetings
  • Identifying and setting targets


What happens when I contact Chatter?

When you contact Chatter you will be offered a free telephone consultation so we can get a clear picture of the kind of support or service is required.  The therapist will ask some questions about your child’s communication and discuss how we can help.  This includes information about when an Initial Assessment could take place and the fees charged for both Assessments and subsequent therapy sessions.  After your child’s Speech and Language Assessment, if required, a course of therapy can be planned. Our specialist Speech & Language Therapists ensure that each and every therapy session is fun and effective by using a range of games and fun therapy resources.

 Where does Speech and Language Therapy take place?

 We provide the best therapy for you and your family.  We know that children can be different in different settings; fitting therapy around childcare around work isn’t easy; and your time is precious.
We can provide therapy in a range of settings.
  • In your home at a time to suit you
  • At your child’s schools or nursery
  • In our central clinic room at The Brampton Therapy Centre and to find out more about the lovely people down there please click this link: Brampton Therapy Centre
  • Via video link to wherever you are
We are quickly getting booked up for sessions  so please get in touch if you are considering an assessment of your child’s speech, language and communication skills and/or therapy sessions to help them develop these skills further.
Don’t forget we offer FREE no obligation telephone consultations to all clients so get in touch now to find out how we can help.  We look forward to hearing from you.



Schools, Nurseries and Training

Help your pupils become happy, confident communicators

Did you know…?

• In the UK today, over 1 million children have long term and persistent Speech Language and Communication Needs (SLCN). That’s 1 in every 10 children.

• 7% of five year olds entering school have significant difficulties with speech and/or language. That’s up to 2 children in every classroom.

• Up to 55% of children in deprived areas may be enter school with speech, language and communication needs.

• 60% of young offenders have speech, language and communication needs.


Are you happy with the Speech and Language Therapy Support you are getting?

Chatter Independent Speech Therapy offers schools and nurseries the opportunity to buy in additional Speech and Language Therapy support for their pupils.  We have a number of different packages available and each is tailored to your school or nurseries needs.  We offer a flexible approach to providing high quality and beneficial Speech & Language Therapy support within financial constraints across all settings.


How will your school benefit?

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We are currently working with schools across Chesterfield, South Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire and we have therapists ready and waiting to support your school.


Contact Chatter now to find out about the training packages we have available for Educational and Early Years Staff




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Join Us

We are always keen to hear from enthusiastic, innovative and passionate Speech and Language Therapists interested in joining our thriving independent practice.

Chatter Independent Speech Therapy offers the opportunity to work in mainstream schools, early years settings and clinic services in and around the Derbyshire and South Yorkshire  area.

We pride ourselves on becoming an integral part of the schools that we work in, providing high quality and effective packages of care for children with a range of communication needs.

As an employer we are committed to a high level of mentoring, support & CPD for our team. Please get in touch to find out more about current vacancies and working with us.

Chatter Independent Speech Therapy Ltd. is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all of it’s employees to share this commitment. All post holders are required to have a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure & Barring check.


Contact Us



Claire West – 07841862439
Beth Atkinson -07834829869