New to speech therapy? Start with an assessment

If you’re new to speech therapy and not sure what help you need, we offer two types of assessment with one of our speech and language professionals.


For someone who’s having difficulties understanding instructions or expressing themselves



For someone who needs help with speech sounds, clarity, or pronunciation


Here's what you'll do in an assessment


Your speech and language professional will review your case history and address any concerns or questions you may have


Next, we'll practise some exercises with your child to assess their needs, based on your history and concerns

Observation of play

We'll observe your child playing and interacting with others and will ask them to show some of their favourite toys

After the assessment

To finish the assessment we'll summarise your child's communication level and recommend your next steps

Choose your assessment

45 mins with a speech and language professional
Clinical assessment of your child's communication needs
Get an online assessment today
Get a clinical report within a week


Includes clinical report
Book an assessment


Without a clinical report
Complete a full assessment, with recommendations clinical team
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Full assessment
No clinical report
With a clinical report
A full assessment, with a clinical report containing results and recommendations
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Full assessment
Clinical report

Frequently asked questions

What is the duration of the asssessment?

45 Minutes

What’s a clinical report? What’s the value?

A clinical report contains the results and recommendations from your assessment, which can be shared with your child's school or GP

Can I get reimbursed by my insurance?

Many UK insurances will reimburse families if they have a clinical report and invoice - please check with your insurance provider and get in touch.

Do I need anything to prep before an assessment?

Your computer or tablet, and a few toys next to you. It would be ideal to tune in to the online assessment session in a quiet room, away from others and distractions.

How long does it take after the assessment to get it?

We aim to get the assessment report back to you within 1 week.

What clinical exercises do noala use?

That depends on the type of assessment needed. For speech, we use the CLEAR assessment and for language we use RAPT. Your noala professional will also assess

Have more questions?

Contact us here so we can help.
Chloe Crudgington
Chloe has a range of experience working from children aged 3-16 in nurseries and schools, with an aim on empowering both the parent and child to achieve their full potential
Debbie Cohen
Debbie has over 12 years experience working with nursery ages children and has a passion for helping individuals with social language and speech sound difficulties

Assessed by one of our speech and language pros