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Speech Club vs. PRIVATE Speech Therapy: Which is Right for Your Child?



+ You control the most receptive time when their mood is right to engage with the lessons and not when your child’s tired or in mid tantrum

+ No travel hassle. Saving time and costs

+ Repeat the lessons, at no extra cost, helping your child practice and progress faster

+ Comfort of home / familiar surroundings

+ No ‘fear’ of having to meet an unfamiliar adult and taking time to create a relationship of trust.

+ Free trial allows you and your child to try the service without any financial obligations


- Not real person / time interaction


Customised to child


- Having to fit the appointment time around the availability of the clinician.

- Engagement very dependent on the mood of your child on that day

- Cost 

- Speech Therapist may not be to your liking or the best fit for your child (in which case you would have to start your search again). 

= £2,400



Based on annual package (which provides access for 12 months Unlimited Speech & Language Therapy sessions, on-demand 

Based on the average charge of £75 per single weekly session over 32 weeks, in clinic or via video call 

Private Speech Therapy

  • Cost: At just £119 for 8 months, based on annual package (12 month access), Speech Club provides unlimited access to speech and language therapy sessions on-demand. This is a fraction of the cost of traditional therapy, making it a budget-friendly option for families.

  • Flexibility and Convenience: With Speech Club, you choose the best time for your child to learn, ensuring they are receptive and eager, rather than tired or distracted. This flexibility extends to no travel requirements, saving both time and travel costs.

  • Repetition and Comfort: Your child can repeat lessons as many times as needed at no extra cost, which can accelerate learning and retention. Additionally, learning in the comfort of home means there’s no stress about interacting with a new adult or establishing a new relationship of trust.

  • Trial Without Commitment: Speech Club’s free trial period allows both you and your child to test the service without any financial commitment, giving you peace of mind about your investment.

  • Limitations: The primary limitation is the lack of real-time interaction with a therapist, which can be crucial for addressing specific concerns or adapting strategies dynamically.

Private Speech Therapy: Customised but Costly

  • Personalisation: The main advantage of private speech therapy is the customisation it offers. Therapy sessions are tailored specifically to your child’s needs, potentially making them more effective for complex issues.

Constraints and Challenges:

  • Scheduling: Sessions must be scheduled according to the therapist’s availability, which may not always align with your child’s optimal learning times.

  • Dependence on Child’s Mood: The effectiveness of a session can heavily depend on your child’s mood and cooperation at the time of the appointment.

  • Higher Costs: With an average cost of £2,400 for 8 months, traditional therapy is significantly more expensive, which can be prohibitive for many families.

  • Risk of Mismatch: There is always a risk that the therapist may not be the right fit for your child, potentially requiring you to restart your search for a suitable professional.

Conclusion: Making the Right Choice

Both Speech Club and private speech therapy have their own sets of advantages and drawbacks. Your choice will depend on what factors you prioritise—cost, convenience, customisation, and personal interaction. For many families, Speech Club offers a compelling mix of flexibility, affordability, and comfort, especially suitable for children who thrive in familiar environments. However, for those who need highly personalised care or face more complex speech challenges, traditional therapy might be the preferable option.

Explore each option thoroughly and consider your child’s specific needs and your family’s circumstances before making a decision.

Choosing the right speech therapy option for your child is crucial to their language development.  Whether you are choosing an in person visit with a speech therapist or via a video call, Speech Club offers a modern affordable approach to speech and language therapy that contrasts with more expensive methods. Here’s a detailed comparison to help you decide what’s best for your child.

Speech Club: Cost-Effective, Flexible, and Comfortable


"Speech Club is the Sesame Street for speech & language! My daughter wants to watch it the whole time and really sees the videos and activities as a treat. You have made this whole thing fun and educational for us both! Thank you ladies!”
Wendy Brooks

"Yes we are seeing progress a plenty! Last week he said, 'Grandma pick up me'.... This was because Grandma had picked him up from nursery for the first time. We couldn't believe it, a sentence!  Woohoo!"
Sarah P, Mum to Josh

"There really is no better way to learn than from professionals. We are working away at home and your course is giving us, as parents, direction and focus. We are so grateful to you and will continue to tell everybody about the benefits of Speech Club.”  

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