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
- 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.