The Children’s Speech and Language Therapy (SALT) service is for children with speech, language, communication and/or eating and drinking difficulties.
Speech and Language Therapists work with children who have difficulties with any aspect of speech, language or communication development. This might include:
- Children who are taking longer than expected to learn to talk
- Children with limited vocabulary, who struggle to form sentences, or who get their words and sentences muddled up
- Children who find it difficult to understand what others are saying
- Children who struggle to communicate socially with others
- Children who struggle to say certain sounds or make themselves understood
- Children who stammer
- Children who have problems with their voice.
The aim of the Speech and Language Therapist is to help the child or young person to reach their full potential by providing assessment, diagnosis and intervention through programmes of activities, individual or group therapy and advice and support.
Please see our Language and speech pyramid for more information.
Sophie Danver explains the recent changes to the Speech and Language Therapy service:
Flora Watson gives some simple tips to support young children’s language development:
If you are worried that your child is stammering, here’s some helpful information from Amy Ogley, one of our Speech and Language therapists:
We often use different types of visual supports to help children's understanding: here, Kathryn Cosh talks you through how to use an 'I'm working for' chart to help your child learn to focus on tasks and understand what you are asking of them: