The Practice

Solent Speech Therapy

We are Rosemary Bazley and Anita Bennett, two enthusiastic and dedicated speech and language therapists working at Solent Speech and Language. We manage our caseloads so that we have sufficient time to provide quality therapy to each child. We plan therapy to meet the child’s specific needs and deliver therapy in ways designed to engage the child and maximise their progress.

We use a variety of therapy approaches, usually combining them together to help the child make the best possible progress. For example we might combine non-directive therapy with Makaton signing for a child with early language and communication difficulties, or combine oral-motor therapy, articulation therapy and Cued Articulation signs for a child with speech sound difficulties.

We work with children with:

  • Speech difficulties
  • Global developmental delay
  • Language disorder / specific language impairment
  • Autistic spectrum disorders
  • Language delay
  • Social communication difficulties
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Complex needs
  • Down Syndrome

Which therapist you see will depend on your child’s difficulties and the specialist expertise of the therapists and also on availability. Because we limit the number of children we work with, we sometimes have a waiting list for assessment and therapy. We will advise you of the anticipated length of wait, if there is one, when you contact us for an initial discussion.

Most of the children we see come to us by word of mouth recommendation from other parents, nurseries or schools. We work directly for parents, but are also engaged to work with children by case management companies, schools and Local Authorities.

We have a clinic in Bedhampton, with a child friendly, distraction free therapy room. We also see children in schools and nurseries. You can contact us by phone (02392 366409) or email. It is always useful to have a chat on the phone so that your questions can be answered and we can get a real understanding of your child’s difficulties and the current situation. There is no charge for this initial discussion.

The practice is open for assessment and therapy during school terms. If you wish to contact us during school holidays, please do leave a message or send an email and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

We work with children, families, nurseries and schools in the area around Bedhampton, south to Portsmouth, Southsea and Hayling Island, north to Waterlooville, west to Fareham and east to Fishbourne.

June 2024 Update: we will have some availability to take on new clients for assessment or therapy in September. If you would like to discuss the possibility of placing your child on our waiting list for therapy, please contact us by phone or email with a phone number and your postcode and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Data Protection

For current and former clients:

As you know, Solent Speech and Language Limited work hard to ensure that we take care of your information in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations.   As a small firm we do not have a Data Protection Officer, but all enquiries about how we manage your information should be submitted to Rosemary Bazley  This note is provided to give you clear advice on how we process your and your child’s information in carrying out the agreed course of speech and language therapy.

For all therapy purposes clinical consent will naturally continue to be required.  In addition, all data processing activity by Solent Speech and Language Limited is carried out under a contractual basis of processing.   Where activity is not expressly covered by the contract it will be under a legitimate obligation basis of processing.

For the avoidance of doubt, processing under this contract includes any consequential business activity such as invoicing, debt control and other similar business activity arising from the therapy being performed.

Solent Speech and Language Limited will continue to process special category data in carrying out this contract and does so under this contract pursuant to preventative medicine and otherwise under this health care contract.  We shall not share the information other than subject to the purpose of this contract and in what we consider to be a compatible manner.

To comply with insurance and health care professional requirements the whole file of information relating to this contract will be retained until the patient reaches the age of 25.