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About Us

Lisa is a private speech therapist in Plymouth who wants children to be happy and have the skills to learn, as well as those to make and maintain friendships.


Early identification of children’s needs means me and my team can put support in place quickly to help children catch up. Children love our one-to-one sessions because they have fun and feel confident about communicating!

Hello! I'm Lisa Taylor-Jones, founder and lead therapist at Step Up Speech & Language. I'm an independent Speech and Language Therapist working in Plymouth and its surrounding areas of South Devon and East Cornwall. My team and I provide speech and language therapy  in Ivybridge, Yealmpton and the South Hams,  as well as Tavistock, Torpoint and Saltash.

I feel passionately about supporting children's speech and language and have helped hundreds of children overcome their speech and language difficulties to become confident speakers.

As a mum myself, I know how worrying it can be when you have concerns about your child but can't access support. That is why we respond to all enquiries promptly. We will listen to your concerns and discuss the best next steps for you and your child. We work alongside nurseries and schools so children can practice their skills in between their sessions with me - ensuring they make progress.

We work with a range of communication difficulties. I'm also an accredited assessor of autism (ADOS) and offer a pre-diagnostic assessment and report writing service. We will work with you and your family to give you the support you need, when you need it.

  • Over 17 years experience of teaching and working in schools.

  • Fully insured with enhanced DBS

  • Registered member of Health and Care Professions Council

  • Research Champion for Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists

  • Member of The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health

  • Accredited Assessor of Autism (ADOS)

  • Accredited PECS practitioner

  • Accredited practitioner of Hanen More than Words approach.

  • Formally trained in Lidcombe Stammering Intervention Programme

  • Trained in:

    • Speech Interventions for Cleft Palate

    • Mental Health

    • Trauma-informed Education

    • Communicating with Vulnerable Children

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About Step Up

Step Up Speech and Language works with parents and schools to get outcomes for children who are held back because of their communication and social, emotional and mental health difficulties.

Step Up Speech and Language uses a holistic child-centred approach and has teamed up with Pioneer Project to offer additional mentoring, coaching and befriending for children who are struggling in mainstream education.

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