Children's Speech and Language Therapy Services
The Children's Speech & Language Therapy Team work with children, from birth to the age of 18 years, who have difficulties with communication, eating, drinking and swallowing.
We work with children, their families/ carers, nursery and school staff, along with a number of other professionals such as paediatricians and health visitors, to carry out assessments and plan intervention and support which works towards meeting each individual’s communication and / or eating, drinking and swallowing needs.
How to access our services
The Children's Speech & Language Therapy Service has an open referral system which means you can refer your child without asking another professional.
We must have parental consent to accept a referral for an assessment by our team. We see children referred for an assessment for eating / drinking, swallowing from an acute setting (i.e. hospital inpatient) within 48 hrs and within 2 weeks from the community.
We endeavour to see children referred to our team for an assessment of their speech, language and communication within 12 weeks of receipt of referral.
Afasic - Voice for life website
A parent-led organisation to help children and young people with speech and language impairments and their families.
Find resources that explain what Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) is, the impact it can have, how to get help and how to raise awareness.
ICAN Communication Charity website
ICAN is a charity that aims to support children and young people’s speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) to ensure they get the help they need.