Speech and Language Therapy

The Children’s Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) 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 have difficulties eating or drinking
  • 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.

In order to get help from the service, you can complete a self-referral or attend a drop-in clinic:

Email the admin team on: bfwh.admin.paediatrictherapy@nhs.net  with the subject ‘DROP IN’, include your child’s name, date of birth and a contact telephone number.

OR

You can telephone the admin team on: 01253 951101 and leave a message. A Speech and Language Therapist will then be in contact to discuss your concerns and will offer advice.