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Suite 3, Arnox House, Berry's Arcade

8-14 High Street


Essex SS6 7EQ

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Castlepoint Independent Speech and Language Therapy (CISLT) was founded by Amy Williams, Clinical Lead Speech and Language Therapist in March 2019. 


CISLT offers a high-quality Speech and Language Therapy service to children and adults across Essex.


CISLT specialises in: 


  • Early Language Intervention

  • Children's speech and language delay

  • Children’s speech disorders

  • Autism

  • Deafness

  • Developmental language disorder

  • Selective Mutism

  • Primary and Secondary School Age Speech and Language Support

  • Downs Syndrome

  • Communication disorders following stroke or brain injury such as: aphasia, dysarthria, apraxia of speech and cognitive communication difficulties. 

  • Adult swallowing difficulties 

  • Parkinson's disease

CISLT is based at the clinic in Rayleigh, Essex but home or school visits can be provided.

 CISLT can offer comprehensive assessment and personalised treatment plans which can include activities that the client can do in their own time or with family and carers. 

At CISLT, a holistic approach is taken with every client including liaising with any other professionals involved in the clients care, if required. 

Professional training can also be provided to other professionals, families and carers. 

We have experience of working with various insurance companies such as Bupa, AXA and WPA.

CISLT can provide tailor made packages for Speech and Language Therapy input to school and preschools too. Please see our services page for further details. 

Our vision is to provide easy access to a high quality and responsive Speech and Language Therapy service for children and adults in Essex. 

Autism services now available  

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We have seen enormous changes and improvements in our son's speech since we have been seeing Lois on a weekly basis. This has positively filtered into all aspects of his life and and he is able to better communicate his wants and needs to use... Lois has adapted her therapy based on my son's needs and personality and it is clear she doesn't follow a "one size fits all" approach.

Mrs H

We are so happy with the service that we received. We were thoroughly assessed, we had goals set out and were reassessed at key points through our journey. Our little ones speech delay would not have come on so much if it wasn’t for Castlepoint’s work and we couldn’t be any more grateful. I would happily recommend them to anyone who has concerns over their child’s speech.

Mrs N

We can't thank Castlepoint enough. Catherine has been amazing for my son, from us visiting clinic for sessions where we have learnt so much how support T, to Catherine going to school and helping teachers and the school understand T's speech delay and positive ways to support him! From all your hard work, amazing reports we’ve finally got the 1:1 support we needed for T at school! Thank you for playing such a huge part in this! We wouldn’t of got here with out you!

Mrs G

My little boy was 3 and a half when he first started seeing Amy.
Amy identified that he had a phonological speech disorder and quickly put into place a therapy plan in order to correct the errors. 
L has always enjoyed his sessions which were interactive and fun for him whilst delivering the support he required. We have now finished speech therapy after 9 months and the improvement in him is amazing.
Without Amy I have no doubt that he wouldn't have made the progress he has and is now age appropriate in both speech and language. 
I would recommend CISLT to anyone who is looking for a therapist, it is worth every penny in order to help and improve communication

Mrs M-W 

"Our 4 year old son was struggling with his pronunciation, and the services provided by Castlepoint Independent Speech and Language Therapy made such a huge difference to his speech and how well he is understood. Our son is very nervous and closed around people he doesn't know, and we were amazed at how Amy and her assistant put him at ease and got the best out of him. He is now much less frustrated, much happier, and now thriving in his reception class at school. Seeking the services of Castlepoint is by far one of the best decisions we have ever made!"

Mr H

My husband spent nearly 5 months in neuro rehab after his severe stroke which left him with moderate expressive and receptive Aphasia.  During his time away from home, I was able to spend time searching for the correct experienced Speech and Language Therapist that would benefit his recovery the most.  I wanted someone who not only had a significant amount of experience with stroke and Aphasia but also someone that understood the difficulties the whole family would face as a result.  I didn't have to look very far before I found Amy and instantly from the moment I read her bio I knew she would be the right SALT.  My husband was discharged with very little speech apart from 'stock phrases' and his understanding was quite impaired too.  14 months down the line, his understanding has been shown through assessments performed by Amy to be 'normal'.  His expressive speech has dramatically improved to the point of him now being able to talk in constructive sentences.  As Amy has got to know my husband through his therapy, she has been excellent at identifying problem areas that need work on, for instance she has recently picked up that there may be a problem in the auditory processing loop.  She has also picked up that there is some mild apraxia which wasn't diagnosed while in rehab.  Amy is continuously updating her knowledge through CPD also which is so essential for practice.  Two years post stroke, we are still continuing to make excellent progress and Amy always targets the right areas of difficulty at the right level and knows how to achieve progress.  She is also very passionate not just about sit down therapy sessions but likes to transfer the learning into function by taking the client out into the community to enhance the skills they have learned through her therapy.  This is something we haven't been able to do due to the pandemic but we have recently had discussions about this and is something that will be happening imminently as lockdown starts to lift.  We would've been lost without Amy and I cannot recommend her highly enough.  I finally feel like we are getting our life back.

Mrs S


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