For Local authorities,Health Trusts, schools, nurseries and colleges

Elias Phonics

Speech and language therapy services- Symbol shaped solutions

  • Symbol’s collaborative approach develops responsive speech and language therapy services tailored to requirements, resources and timescales of commissioners.
  • Drawing on our skill mixed teams and extensive network of specialists, we take a strategic approach to developing services through working in partnership.
  • Our staff bring innovative ideas, energy, and enthusiasm to address the challenges encountered by individuals and their families, staff teams and establishments.

For over 12 years we have been providing Specialist Services, Training and Consultancy to meet the needs of children, young people and adults with speech, language & communication needs (SLCN). We have done so by working in partnership with commissioners from Health, Education, parents and other professionals.

Symbol operates on a not-for-profit basis and therefore staff are paid on NHS equivalent scales. We offer access to cost effective services and wherever possible we ensure that service users are able to access services without payment, by securing statutory funding or supporting people to access funding from other sources. We charge for services at cost, calculating actual costs with a management fee to cover central services (including insurance, professional management, CPD requirements, recruitment, payroll, personnel services).
Symbol works in alliance with service providers, including schools, FE Colleges, local authorities, health trusts, charities, residential service providers, parent led groups, and other organisations. Collaboration begins with discussion and review of needs, followed by generation of an action plan that fulfils requirements and makes best use of available resources

Our staff teams receive professional management & supervision and are members of professional agencies i.e. RCSLT and the HPC.

For more information and informal discussions please contact Julie Wagge, Director of Speech and Language Therapy via Symbol HQ on 01795 844440 or

A Price list is available here.

“The PCT has commissioned Symbol UK to provide SALT provision at local day special schools. This arrangement first came about because it was proving increasingly difficult to ensure continuity of service in the special schools, occasioning considerable disquiet amongst headteachers and parents because children’s needs were not being assessed, met or monitored. Since Symbol has provided these services there has been continuous service; any change in therapy personnel has been well managed and headteachers and parents are very satisfied with the provision and the therapists’ contribution to the multi-professional work that takes place in these settings.”
(SEN Manager)