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Sam Loomba

Sam Loomba

Speech Therapist in London

Hello! I am a Highly Specialist Speech and Language therapist based in Central London, who has worked in varied clinical settings for over 25 years ( 24 years of which were in the NHS). I have extensive experience of working with babies and children (0-18) to develop their communication and/or feeding skills, and have gained impressive results. My specialist areas are: Autism, complex needs, learning difficulties, language issues, social and behavioural issues and eating and swallowing difficulties. I can also offer successful therapy to fussy eaters. I have supervisory and service development experience and run training workshops for parents and professionals.

Contact me now to arrange a phone or Zoom consultation to discuss your child's needs (E: samloombaslt@gmail.com)

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Background & Qualifications

I qualified in 1992 after studying for a 4 year BSc (hons) degree in Speech and language and Therapeutics.

I previously worked in the NHS for 24 years, mainly in North West London. I now work solely as an Independent Speech and Language Therapist.

I am a member of the Royal college of Speech and Language Therapists (MRCSLT), a member of the Association of Independent Speech and Language Therapists in Independent practice (MASLTIP) and I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

I am registered with Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) as a Data controller and I comply with The Data Protection act (1998) and EU General Data Protection Regulations (2018). I also work in accordance with professional guidelines from the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, and The Health and Care Professionals Council.



My Specialisms

Autism and Social communication difficulties
Complex needs and learning difficulties
Global delay and language difficulties in the pre - school population
Feeding and swallowing difficulties
Behavioural difficulties

I work with young babies and children up to the age of 18 years old.

Referrals can be made to me by: Parents, Carers, Schools, Nurseries, Local education authorities (LEA's), Case managers, Therapists, Psychologists, Dietitians and Medics.

I visit clients in their homes or educational settings in Central and West London, and I provide online sessions to clients and families who live in other areas.

UPDATE: I am currently only able to do face to face sessions with a small number of local clients due to Covid -19. I can however offer online teletherapy input for clients and families who are based all around the country. These sessions are very effective and can meet your needs in various ways. Do contact me if you would like to discuss this further.


Approach to Therapy & How I Work

I offer a personal, caring, quality service, and treat each child as an important individual whilst devising a highly specialised programme unique to them.

I can visit children at home, nursery, school or unit, and I use easy, fun, practical and effective methods to develop their skills.

I like to work closely with parents and educational staff and train them (an important part of my sessions) so that they can also carry out communication programmes themselves and maximize a child's full potential. By empowering others in a child's life, families can become less dependent on the therapist.

In addition to directly working with children, I also design and run training packages for parents and professionals, and I provide supervision and consultancy input to professionals.

Therapies & Rates

Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.

Therapy Appointment Type Rate
Speech Therapy In Person £75 per 50 minutes
Speech Therapy Online/Telephone £65 per 60 minutes

Additional Rate Information

The initial session for a child referred by their parents, is charged at £85, and takes the form of a mini assessment combined with a therapy session. This initial fee also includes a free follow up phone consultation. Thereafter all therapy sessions are charged at £75. Please note that an additional charge is also added to these rates to cover travel expenses. Parent and child online input is available at a cost of £70 for an initial session, and £65 for sessions thereafter. As there are no travel expenses, you can make a saving when booking online sessions. Additional charges are made for written programmes, reports and detailed assessments if these are requested. Supervision and consultancy sessions are also provided to professionals, so please contact me to discuss your needs. Payment for all services are to be made by bank transfer, card or Paypal in advance.

Testimonials

Mr B on 22/08/2018

""We had a series of sessions with Samantha Loomba during the summer (2018) to help with WB (2 years 9 months old at the time of the sessions) who has developmental speech and language issues. Samantha was amazing at engaging WB for the whole session and a whole hour for a two year old is a very long time! WB showed improvement throughout the summer, both with his use of language, his non-verbal communication and his social interaction with others. samantha was also generous with her time, invariably staying at our home for fiftenn minutes longer than the session was booked for. She was always on time and we found herboth professional and caring throughout all our sessions. thank you for all your help Sam! ""

CL on 03/10/2018

"Sam is fantastic and has been since we met her and she met our son, who is on the autistic spectrum.
She is so professional in everything she does - from reminding you about appointments via email or text to the sessions themselves.
She engages completely with our son and gets the most out of every session.
She also then supplies backup material either straight after the session in person on on email.
We are so glad to have found her. She is fantastic, warm and kind and I cannot praise her highly enough!"

LR on 11/01/2019

"Choosing Samantha for our daughter was the best thing we ever did. She was able to get my little girl speaking 3 word sentences within the first half hour of meeting her. We are so grateful for everything she has done, my daughter loves her and is so excited everytime she sees her. She is truly amazing at what she does and I would always recommend her to someone. I don't know what I would of done without her to be honest. We loved having her around. ""

S Mohammad on 29/08/2019

"Samantha has been seeing my son over the summer. He has made tremendous progress over this period. She is an exceptional SLT equipped with excellent techniques and strategies that I have successfully implemented into his daily routines to help with his speech. She makes her sessions engaging and provides constant feedback throughout. Sam always makes sure to listen to my concerns, and comes back with suggestions that have resulted in positive results when it comes to my sons speech, behaviour and development. We are very lucky that she has managed to take our son on board! No amounts of gratitude will make up for the difference you have made in our lives! "

JJ on 04/05/2020

"Sam has been working with my 5 year old son S for 6 months. S had been seeing other speech and language therapists but wasn't making the progress they wanted so I wanted a second opinion from a more experienced therapist. Sam's experience and approach has made such a difference. Instead of twice weekly SLT sessions that we both found demoralising, Sam gave us the tools to do SLT all day every day. She has kept S's interest both in home and online and has helped us measure his progress. We are so pleased we found her!"