The children’s therapies team is currently running a reduced service. We are prioritising those children that need urgent care.

We have established a helpdesk for urgent behaviour issues. If you need to speak to a member of the team, please contact 0300 123 3444 and choose option 1 and then option 3.

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Who we are

We are a team of speech and language therapists and technical instructors with specialist interests and knowledge in all communication related disorders. We work across several clinical sites and will see your child for assessment and treatment at one of these.

What we do

Initial appointment – carried out by a qualified speech and language therapist. This can take up to 1 hour and involves a case history taken from yourself and a range of assessments carried out with your child and you in the session.

Therapy intervention – carried out by our specialist team including speech and language therapy technicians. Each sessions can be up to 45 mins dependent on the individual child. During this session strategies will be demonstrated with you and your child to target specific areas of communication difficulty.

With pre-school children we offer an ‘end point’ system. This means that’s the parent is informed of the amount of intervention hours the child will receive and provided with a plan of action with targets. The case will then be closed as ‘plan in action’ and once the targets have been achieved the parent /carer will be asked to ring back into the Child Health team and will be offered another block of intervention hours for the next target .

How can I access the services

Professionals working with your child can refer them into this service via our online referral form.

All referral forms should be completed and forwarded to medch.childrenscommunity@nhs.net