Word Steps Speech & Language Therapy

Private Speech and Language Therapy

59 Polton Vale, Loanhead, EH20 9DF Directions

Tel 07780 376174
   Now closed Open Wednesday 09:00 - 15:00

Why Choose Us?

Many Years Experience
Home Visits
Fully Compliant

Business overview

Word Steps provides a friendly and professional private Speech and Language Therapy services throughout Edinburgh, Mid, East and West Lothian, Fife and Stirlingshire

My name is Anna Biavati-Smith, I am a private Specialist Speech and Language Therapist based in Edinburgh. I graduated from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh as a Speech & Language Therapist in 2002 and also completed an MSc in Science of Education in 1996.

I am a mum of two fantastic children, who never fail to teach me something new. My relationship with my children forms the basis of my therapeutic relationship. I am also bilingual in English and Italian, with a working knowledge of Spanish and French, so that I can help also in bilingualism approach.

Working for 13 years for the NHS, managing a speech and language therapy clinic, I worked with many children and their families. I started my independent practice in the Edinburgh area in 2014, enjoying helping children with a range of speech, language and communication needs.

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Credentials

Associations

  • Association of Speech & Language Therapists in Independent Practice
  • Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists

Reviews

Very professional Service

5
We are a bilingual family and Anna has provided support for our 9 year old daughter since she was 4 with her English by means of assessments, therapy and overall advice. This has helped my daughter enourmously. Anna is a highly qualified and enthusiastic professional, and we are extremely grateful to her. I would't hesitate in recommending her.
Claudia
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Very highly recommended SLT

5
Anna was excellent with our daughter, did a thorough assessment and we agreed with and were encouraged by her assessment. Anna is very highly recommended.
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Made a real difference!

5
I cannot rate Anna highly enough. She has worked with us and our boy, aged 9, who suffers with Selective Mutism, an anxiety related condition which prevents him from speaking socially and at school. She has spent time with him and supported us and the school with strategies that have resulted in a boy who had terrible difficulties just going into school now running into the playground and playing happily with all his friends, taking part in lessons and becoming more and more confident in every day life. She has a wealth of experience and expertise in Selective Mutism and having her support has made a real difference to us.
20 Aug 2018
Thank you very much. It is so special to see children communicating without fear. It is important for everyone to know about Selective Mutism and what to do.
20 Aug 2018
Thank you very much. It is so special to see children communicating without fear. It is important for everyone to know about Selective Mutism and what to do.
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fantastic SLT

5
Anna is our second SLT, she was amazing.

Before she came, I was very confused about my girl's language development. The NHS SLT said she was fine and no longer need further therapies. But she only has 20 words at age of half two, Anna told me, although she will catch up, but yet she didn't, that is the very first time I felt being understood by someone finally.

She can always bring me lots of ideas about playing with kids, she can also quantitatively tell me how will my girl develop, (I think this is very very special and important). after few months therapies, my girl was totally changed, she is now not that sensitive and becomes outgoing, now we finished our therapy, but my daughter still miss her very much. I am so grateful for her help.

She is very friendly and responsible, I think all people talked to her will know what I mean.
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Excellent Results

5
My 9 year old son had a lateral lisp and struggled with ‘Th’ sounds. Anna worked with him over six sessions which were fun and interesting and provided exercises for us to continue with, between her visits. We have seen a huge improvement with his speech and my son is much more confident and happier. I am so glad we contacted Anna for help and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending her.
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