Small Talk Paediatric Speech & Language Therapists work independently and treat speech therapy patients privately. The Small Talk Speech Therapists only work with children with speech therapy requirements so they can offer a highly specialist speech & language therapy service. They work with children who have:
"The ability to communicate is central to all that we do, to who we are, how we learn and how we relate to others"
(Ross, Leeds Metropolitan University, 2007)
Communication problems of any kind, however mild, will certainly lead to isolation, frustration and an inability to fully integrate into society. Children will have a harder time making friends and fitting into nursery or school.