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Speech and Language Therapy - Children

The NHS Speech and Language Therapy service for Children is based in Health Centres ,Children's Centres, schools ,CDCs and in the home.

We see children from 0-18 years of age for assessment and therapy with advice and support to their families and schools. We have a well developed team of Generalist and Specialist therapists supported by Speech and Language Therapy assistants and administrative staff. All our staff are registered with the Health Professionals Council.

What is a Speech and Language Therapist?

Speech and Language Therapists work with people who have communication difficulties. The paediatric service supports children who have problems with:

  • Eating, drinking and swallowing
  • Listening and attention
  • Understanding what people say to them
  • Interacting with others
  • Saying sounds and words
  • Putting words into sentences
  • Stammering
  • Voice difficulties

Speech and Language Therapists support the parents and carers in the child's life, also offering advice to other professionals e.g. school and pre-school staff, and fellow health professionals.

Click here for more information about referral to Children's Therapy Services and contact details

Useful websites

Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists

Health Professions Council

ICAN (Childrens' Communication Charity)

National Deaf Childrens Society

British Stammering Association

Association for all speech impaired children


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