private Speech & Language Therapy for nurseries, schools & colleges North West UK Lancashire Merseyside Cheshire South Cumbria

Tools 4 talking can provide a variety of training programmes and packages to suit your needs. Your setting may be interested in speech therapy groups which encourage sustainability of a transfer of skills, or assessment of children within your classroom or one to one therapy. Please do not hesitate to contact on 0794942403 to discuss the benefits of Tools 4 talking private speech and language therapy service within your setting.


private Speech & Language Therapy testimonials from nurseries, schools & colleges North West UK Lancashire Merseyside Cheshire South Cumbria

"Frances Benson started working as our Independent Speech and Language Therapist in 2008. Frances has assessed and worked with a number of pupils and adults and has also run training for teachers and teaching assistants. Pupils have responded enthusiastically and made excellent progress. Adults have confidence in her knowledgeable and professional manner which has had a very positive impact on our school. I thoroughly recommend her."
Sue Merry.Headteacher.
Lordsgate Township CE Primary School, Burscough Lancashire


Primary school in Merseyside - Classteacher
“I found the support from Frances really helpful. The ideas for activities were something we could use in class on a day to day basis. Their simplicity made them effective & user friendly."

Teaching Assistant in a school in St Helens
"Having the opportunity to observe an SLT within an educational setting has helped to develop my knowledge and understanding of a range of communication and language difficulties. Furthermore, watching and participating with Frances during focused sessions has provided me with a comprehensive range of strategies to improve and develop the speech and language of the children that I work with. I feel more confident in identifying potential or existing S & L difficulties and now feel very comfortable implementing S & L programmes."

Primary school in St Helens area
"I feel the children benefited greatly within a short time. I noticed how much their communication improved and how they gained in confidence. I found Frances really flexible to the staff and the children’s needs and also very friendly and approachable. I have thoroughly enjoyed the last 18 months with this therapist. The training and resources that were offered have been very beneficial to me and the children and I would highly recommend Frances."

Speech & Language Therapy training and tuition for nurseries, schools & colleges North West UK Lancashire Merseyside Cheshire South Cumbria

In-house training, evening and twilight sessions and weekends can be offered. Many schools also choose the following courses during their Inset days.

  • An Introduction to Communication (half a day)

    Provides an overview into what is communication, what can go wrong and why, normal speech and language development, strategies and resources to help within the nursery/classroom setting.

  • Supporting children with speech sound difficulties: (One full day or two twilights)

    This course includes speech sound development, speech difficulties and why, what you can do to help both for assessment, therapy and resources and an action plan to personalize this with the children you work with.

  • ELKLAN: Speech and Language Support for the Under 5's (accredited by OCN)
  • ELKLAN: Speech and Language Support in the Classroom (5-11's) (accredited by OCN)
  • HANEN: It Takes Two to Talk
  • HANEN: Learning Language and Loving it


  • Teacher Talk (A) - Encouraging Language Development in Early Childhood Settings (one day or three twilight sessions)

This course addresses how educational practitioners can provide the best quality interactions to support children with their speech and language development throughout their play, daily routine and classroom activities. This course could be beneficial to nurseries, foundation stage staff in schools, childminders and graduates at college studying to be teachers.

  • Teacher Talk (B) - Let Language Lead the way to Literacy (one day)or two twilight sessions

This course discusses the links between oral language development and literacy and provides practical strategies that teachers and others can use language to help reading and writing skills.
Training on specific conditions and how you can help for example:

  • Receptive Language Difficulties (understanding)
  • Expressive Language
  • Word Finding Difficulties
  • Stammering
  • Auditory Processing difficulties
  • Dyspraxia
  • Autistic Spectrum

Prices will vary according to factors such as timing, numbers and location. Please contact us for more information and prices.