Speech and language therapy
We help children and young people up to the age of 25 who have speech, language and communication problems. We also help those who have difficulty swallowing, eating and drinking.
Who we see
We see children and young people with a variety of conditions including:
- developmental language disorder
- complex communication needs, for example, cerebral palsy, severe epilepsy, head injuries
- Down’s syndrome
- hearing impairments
- selective mutism
- dysfluency (stammering)
- autistic spectrum disorders.
Our team also sees bilingual children, those with social and communication difficulties and voice problems.
What we do
Our speech and language therapy includes:
- communication skills tests in 1-to-1 activities, in the classroom (if needed), and from talking to important people in your/s your child’s life
- setting targets, helping you/your child work towards them and helping you to reflect on your progress
- activities to help develop your communication skills between sessions
- individual or group sessions to work on specific skills
- advice for you, your family and school staff.
We see children and young people in schools and clinics. We also provide training to families and schools.