Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy

We are an experienced team of speech and language therapists and assistants providing specialist and mainstream services to children with speech, language and communication difficulties.

The Team

The speech and language therapy service supports children from 0-19 years, helping them to meet their individual goals. We also work with parents and carers, who may be asked to participate in therapy sessions and carry out therapeutic activities at home. 

We provide a range of specialist and mainstream speech and language therapy services, which include children with:

  • Developmental speech and language difficulties
  • Dysphagia (eating and drinking)
  • Social communication difficulties
  • Cleft Palate
  • Dysfluency
  • Hearing impairment
  • Learning difficulties
  • Physical disabilities
  • Pre-school children with complex needs

The service we provide varies depending on the child’s individual need, but may include:

  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Programme writing
  • Liaison with parents/carers
  • Liaison with education staff
  • Liaison with other relevant professionals
  • Training others
  • Contributing to multidisciplinary meetings
  • Advice and support

We also work in partnership with other professionals as part of a multi-disciplinary team, which may include:

  • Consultants
  • GP’s
  • Health visitors
  • School health
  • Physiotherapists
  • Social services
  • Educational psychologists
  • Teachers / special educational needs coordinators
  • Portage service
  • Occupational therapists

We are a community based service. Children may be seen in:

  • Their own home;
  • Health centres
  • Nurseries/pre schools
  • Mainstream schools
  • Special schools

The setting the child is seen in will be dependent upon his needs

How to access the service

We have an open referral system.


If you are concerned about a child's speech and language please click on the appropriate link:

Referral Information

Referral Forms

Parents / Carers

If you are concerned about your child's speech and language please phone 01482 692929.

Contact details

Julie Robinson

Helen Hanson

Contactable via: 01482 692929 OPTION 3



Please click on the links below to access paediatric speech and language therapy resources. The children's speech and the children's language resouces should only be used following a recommendation by a Speech and Language Therapist.

Children's speech resources

Children's language resources

Useful external resources



Children’s Speech and Language Therapy Service
The Walker St Centre
70 Walker St


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