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ARK Speech Therapy

Speech and Language Therapy Service

Speech and Language Therapy intervention at ARK Speech Therapy is delivered by Anila Shah, a highly specialist Speech and Language Therapist with over 20 years experience. We provide therapy for children and adolescents with speech, language, and communication differences. Our Neurodivergent affirming approach along with the use of evidence based approaches such as the SCERTS Framework enables us to provide a relationship based, person centred approach for our clients.

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Meet Our Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Anila Shah is a highly specialist Speech and Language Therapist with over 20 years experience in the field and is committed to supporting individuals, families and educational settings to meet the needs of children and young people with speech, language, and communication differences. Anila has a Masters in Special Education in Children with Autism and has held roles within the NHS and Local Authorities delivering Specialist Speech and Language Therapy Services.


Speech and Language Therapy Intervention in schools

At ARK Speech Therapy, we specialise in delivering section F of Education Health and Care Plans (EHCPs), working collaboratively with educational settings, parents, carers, young people, and local authorities. Our focus is to help individuals fulfil their communication potential and develop functional communication skills that can have a positive impact on their lives. We are proud to use evidence-based approaches to ensure the highest level of success for those we work with.

Multidisciplinary Autism Assessment Pathway

At ARK Speech Therapy, we understand the importance of early intervention for children with communication difficulties. Our specialist multi-disciplinary autism diagnostic assessments are led by a consultant paediatrician and tailored to children aged 3-16 years. We use the latest diagnostic tools and techniques recommended by the National Institute of Clinical Effectiveness (NICE), to provide accurate diagnosis and effective treatment plans. Contact us for more details and to discuss further.

Speech and Language Therapy
in clinic

At ARK Speech Therapy, we provide a relaxed and friendly environment for children and families to work on developing their communication skills. We offer an initial assessment to determine the needs of each individual and provide tailored therapy sessions to meet those needs. In addition to working with the child, we also model activities and strategies for parents to implement at home, empowering them to embed therapy strategies into their child's daily life.  Therapy sessions can delivered flexibly, we offer options for weekly, fortnightly, monthly, half termly or termly sessions depending on individual clients needs.

Training Courses

  • Introduction to Autism Spectrum Conditions

  • Introduction to Speech, Language  and Communication Needs

  • Approaches and strategies to support pupils with speech and language needs in mainstream education

  • Approaches and activities to support Autism children and young people in the classroom

  • Challenging behaviour, Communication and Autism

  • Strategies to support Autistic learners in mainstream education

  • ASD and colourful semantics

  • Using pictures to communicate with Autistic pupils


What Our Clients Say About Us


"Anila has helped our son and taught us a great deal in the 2 years we have been going to her and what to look for as regards my son's needs and how to help.  She is an expert with children with Autism and we have been lucky to have found her to be Johnny's Speech & Language Therapist and a lot more."


“Anila has worked with several students at our school and I cannot thank her enough for her support and the detailed reports she has provided."


"I just wanted to let you know that Ella felt really listened to after her assessment. She said she felt understood, she was very comfortable with you, thank you."

Speech and Language Therapy in Action

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