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FOI Request

Disclosure ID
Request Date
July 2, 2019
Stammering Children

We are conducting research into the provision of specialist services for children who stammer in each region across the UK as part of our charity’s commitment to improving access to effective intervention. Therefore, I would like to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act regarding the clinical provision for children who stammer provided by your Trust.

Please could you provide us with the following information:

1).Do you provide a specialist service for children who stammer in your trust?

This includes information about the structure of the Speech & Language Therapy service provided and whether there are specialist services available specifically to children who stammer, e.g. dysfluency pathways and/or specialist Speech & Language Therapists

2). What age range does your service cover?

3). Does your service have any other specified exclusion criteria?

4). What geographical population does this cover?

5). Number of referrals made to the service for children suspected of presenting with a stammer over the last year (January 2018 – January 2019)

6). Number of children seen as part of the service in the last year (January 2018 – January 2019)


1). No. We have a number of staff trained in parent child interaction therapy and one staff member trained in Lidcombe therapy, a specific therapy approach for some stammers.

2). 0-19

3). No

4). Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre

5). We do not routinely record this information, to retrieve it would require a manual trawl of patient case notes which would exceed 18 hours. This information is therefore exempt on the grounds of cost (Section 12(1)).

6). We do not have a stammering service therefore children with this diagnosis are not specifically recorded


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