Sarah Lyons

Consultant Speech and Language Therapist

Sarah has built a successful clinical practice which now operates in several clinics in the UK and the Middle East, as well as in schools, nurseries and homes.

Having a brother with Down’s Syndrome Sarah understands the journey many families take. Drawing on her experiences, she helps families navigate the support and therapy process – guiding them through the clinical process and helping to ease their difficulties.

Communication is Sarah’s passion, and she has been privileged to have worked at a senior level with professional bodies such as The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and as Chair of the Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice to champion best practice in this field.

Sarah founded SL Therapy on the fundamental principle that every child should be given the opportunity to reach their communication potential. Sarah leads a team who are highly regarded in assessing, diagnosing and treating children with speech, language and communication difficulties. As well as supporting children and their families, Sarah and her team work with other relevant professionals to ensure that best practice for a child’s therapeutic experience is consistently maintained.

Sarah’s expertise is regularly sought for SEN Tribunals, where she is called on as an Expert Witness – providing reports and attending court. She also supports Education Health and Care Plan ( EHCP) assessments and reviews.

With over 50 year combined experience in the field of Autism, Sarah and her team also delivers gold standard Autism Diagnosis assessments for 3 – 60 years old.
During COVID , Sarah delivered outstanding results working in collaboration with The Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) to establish the therapy department in the first ever school for children with Autism in the United Arab Emirates.
Sarah has successfully achieved multiple awards including:

• Dubai Health Conference – Sarah Lyons; Outstanding Leadership Award 2023
• SME News Greater London Enterprise Awards 2022; S L Therapy London; Speech and Language Therapists of the Year 2022
• Global Health and Pharma; Mental Health Awards 2022; Most Supportive Speech and Language Therapist (London) Sarah Lyons
• London and Southwest Prestige Award Winner – Speech Therapy Practice of the Year, 2020/2021
• SME News Greater London Awards – Most Dedicated Provider of Speech and Language Therapy, 2020
• London Prestige Award Winner – Children’s Speech Therapy Service of the Year, 2019/2020