The Talking House

Independent Speech and Language Services in Yorkshire

Good communication skills are the foundations for learning and achieving.
Does your child need help to communicate better?
Do they need help in speaking and listening? We can help!

Welcome!

I’m Julie Anstey, founder of ‘The Talking House’, an established, independent Speech and Language Therapy service for children and young people.

I know you want the best for your children. I want what you want – for your child to have a positive future – to be happy, confident and fulfilled.

Being able to communicate is at the very core of any child’s learning.

We offer

    • Individual and personalised therapy services e.g.1:1 intensive sessions, group sessions, bespoke therapy programmes
    • Specialised assessments in: Autism (ADOS-2), TalkTools
    • Specialised interventions: TalkTools, PROMPT, Intensive Interaction, PECS, TEACCh
    • Services to schools, nurseries and colleges

    • Training packages to education staff and service providers such as GPs and LEAs
    • Help with tribunals and SENDIST reports
    • Screening services
    • Highly trained staff – all our Speech and Language Therapists are fully qualified professionals and are registered members of both the Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists and the Health Care & Professionals Council

01937 843 122

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We Now Provide ASD Assessment Services

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What Our Clients Say About Us

We aim to exceed your expectations 100% of the time!

  • “Having Laura in school has been invaluable. Children receive the expert 1-1 or group intervention they need, and detailed ‘homework’ activities enable all staff to be able to embed speech and language therapy practices into their everyday work with children”.

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  • “My daughter uses TalkTools with Julie and has made amazing progress with her jaw strength. She is now using as many verbal noises as signing to communicate, and many of her words are getting clearer.

    She is always excited to do her ‘drills’ “.

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“On a personal note as a mum entering The Talking House for the first time with my son James, we felt warmly welcome and at ease. Julie made therapy fun for James to learn especially through games and topics relevant to home and school life. Speech therapy was adapted to make James grow in confidence. When he began high school Julie took part in a team meeting and suggested ideas for school and parents around how we could make James’ school environment more comfortable to manage. The Talking House is always there with good ideas and help to make your child’s development in life easier. A big thank you to all of the team.”

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Interesting Facts

Some Interesting Statistics About Language


  • 7

    About 7% of five year olds entering school had significant difficulties with speech and/or language in 2007.

  • 50

    Approximately 50% of children in some socio-economically disadvantaged populations have speech and language skills that are significantly lower than those of other children of the same age.

  • 20

    20% of the population may experience difficulties with communication at some point in their lives.

  • 66

    Two thirds of 7 -14 year olds with serious behaviour problems have a language impairment.