The government defines a social enterprise as 'a business with primarily social objectives whose surpluses are principally reinvested for that purpose in the business or in the community, rather than being driven by the need to maximise profit for shareholders and owners.'

Welcome to Springboard

Springboard Speech and Language Ltd is run by Chris and Hilary Platt, both qualified and experienced Speech and Language Therapists. We are based in Petersfield, Hampshire and work in the surrounding area (including Liss, Clanfield, Horndean, Waterlooville, and Portsmouth)...

Our passion is to promote and develop children's speech and language skills and we do this through:

Individual speech and language therapy for pre-school and school aged children

We are able to provide a comprehensive and flexible range of speech therapy options for children aged 2 - 17 years in homes or schools. Within our team of Therapists we offer support for children with:

  • Speech sound difficulties (such as speech sound delay, phonological disorder, verbal dyspraxia, speech difficulties associated with Hearing Impairment or Downs Syndrome).
  • Language delay or disorder.
  • Stammering in young children.
  • Selective mutism/reluctant speakers.

Schools work

We are passionate about raising overall language levels in young children, in order to give them the best possible opportunities to succeed in education and relationships as well as improve future life outcomes.  We currently have Service Level Agreements (SLAs) with a number of schools in the Portsmouth area to provide regular sessions in school, working with staff to identify, assess and plan interventions for children with speech, language and communication needs.

We also provide additional one off pieces of work for schools, such as detailed assessments or discussions about ways to develop a whole school communication plan.


We are regularly asked to provide schools and nurseries with training on a range of topics around supporting speech and language development within schools.  All of our therapists are experienced trainers and Chris is an accedited ELKLAN tutor (see


We have been established since 2007 and aspire to develop as a social enterprise. As such we have social objectives that we are committed to and aim to meet through our work.


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