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Speech and language therapy virtual advice sessions

Advice sessions for parents, carers and educational settings

We offer 30-minute online or telephone sessions with one of our therapists to discuss your concerns, gain information around development and support with advice and next steps tailored to your childā€™s needs. The sessions are for parents and carers only. Please do not include your child in this session.

To request a session, complete the early years advice session form . Email the form to us using the address below and the title ā€˜SALT Early Years Advice Sessionā€™ in the subject of your email.

These sessions are focused on supporting children with speech, language and communication needs within the educational setting. Our therapist will explain how to write their advice directly into the childā€™s SEND support plan.

You can discuss up to 4 children (for early years) during a 45-minute session which takes places online.

We tailor the advice to individually named children. Weā€™ll need parental carer consent before you request a session. We can do anonymous sessions if the parent/carer does not give consent. If a parent or carer would like to attend alongside staff please indicate this on the request form.

To request an early years session, complete the early years advice session form . Email the form to us using the address below and the title ā€˜SALT Early Years Advice Sessionā€™ in the subject of your email.

To request a school session, complete the schools advice session form . Email the form to us using the address below and the title ā€˜SALT School Advice Sessionā€™ in the subject of your email.

Infant Language Link and Speech Link assessments and interventions are available in all Key Stage 1 settings and run alongside speech and language therapy school advice sessions to tailor advice specifically to individual children.

Infant Language LinkĀ is an award winning, evidence based online package. It helps to raise the attainment of all children with speech, language and communication needs across Reception and Key Stage 1.

The standardised assessment identifies 8 key areas of language. It provides:

  • classroom strategies and resources
  • targeted interventions
  • specific supplementary teaching to allow school staff to actively support children.

The Speech Link packageĀ helps identify and support children aged 4 to 8 years with developmental speech sound difficulties. Launched in 2003, it helps schools across the UK decide who needs to see a speech and language therapist, as well as those at risk of literacy difficulties.

Speech Link helps support staff work effectively with childrenā€™s common speech sound errors.

Accessing SpeechLink

Schools have access to the SpeechLink Helpdesk, 0333 577 0784. Or you can emailĀ office2@speechlink.co.ukĀ for more information.