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Speech and language therapy – children's service

We provide assessment, diagnosis, therapy, practical advice and equipment to ensure children with speech, language and communication needs and their family and carers are able to develop and achieve academically, socially and emotionally to reach their full potential.

This service is provided to children with disorders or delays in their development of speech, language and communication, which includes stammering, disorders of voice production, and eating and drinking difficulties.

We provide for the full age range, from newborns to 16 year olds, or up to 19 years old with a statement of special educational needs.

This service has an open referral system where anyone can refer, including patients and their families.

Speech and language therapists work in these areas:

  • community health centres
  • Children's Development Centres
  • mainstream and special schools
  • pre schools and nurseries
  • clients' homes
  • Children's Centres.
  • units for hearing or language difficulties
  • hospital wards

Our patients are:

babies with:

  • feeding and swallowing difficulties, (see specialist team for feeding and swallowing)

children with:

  • language delay
  • specific language impairment
  • specific difficulties in producing sounds
  • hearing impairment
  • cleft palate and related difficulties
  • stammering
  • autism/social interaction difficulties
  • voice problems.
  • Speech or language difficulties  related to physical or learning difficulties

 Contact this service

Tel: 01268 644 103

Opening days and times:
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, excluding bank holidays
Alternatively, you can download our current list of Drop-in dates for 2013-14 (PDF)