SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPY FOR ADULTS AND CHILDREN IN ESSEX
OUR NEW CLINIC IN RAYLEIGH IS OPEN!
Suite 3, Arnox House, Berry's Arcade
8-14 High Street
Essex SS6 7EQ
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:
Children’s speech disorders
Communication disorders following stroke such as: aphasia, dysarthria, apraxia of speech and cognitive communication difficulties.
Adult swallowing difficulties
CISLT is based at the clinic in Rayleigh, Essex but home 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.
Our vision is to provide easy access to a high quality and responsive Speech and Language Therapy service for children and adults in Essex.
Amy has been a wonderful, compassionate and professional lady from Day One when l spoke to her regarding my Mum's stroke in 2020. She had a positive "can do" approach from the beginning and throughout the whole process. As a result of the stroke, Mum had difficulty swallowing, speaking and eating however Amy reassured me that she will do the best that she can to help Mum regain her speech and swallowing, truly she did. As my Mum is elderly, Amy was patient with her development which gave my Mum the encouragement she needed to keep going. She was also easy to get in contact with whenever I had any questions or doubts and again always provided positive but realistic reassurance. I would highly recommend Amy to anybody who needs speech and swallowing therapy as she was an absolute joy to work with. A rare gem. Thanks very much Amy, God bless you and your family!
Mrs A, August 2021
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.