What do we do?

Speech & Language Therapists (SLTs) are interested in how children and young people communicate in their everyday lives, with family & friends and in their educational setting. Our aim is to enable the child to communicate as effectively as possible, and for the adults who support them to feel clear about how best they can support that young person’s communication.

Developing confidence,
skills and abilities
Supporting schools
and family members
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Using signs and symbols
with spoken language

There can be many reasons for a child’s difficulties including; general developmental delay, physical/sensory difficulties, learning difficulties and specific communication disorder e.g. developmental language disorder or a speech disorder. Once we understand why a young person has difficulty with everyday tasks, we can explore ways to make communication easier.

Support for Early Years Settings

Children will be accepted into the Early Years service if they are aged between 2 years 0 months – 2 years 11 months and they attend a nursery which is signed up by our service.

Support for Pre-school Children

We will then assess your child’s communication skills in order to see how they are communicating in comparison to expectations for their age.

Support for School-aged Children

We support children in a range of settings according to their communication needs, including community clinics, school and the child’s home environment.

Dysphagia Support

Speech & Language Therapists also have a key role in assessing children & young people’s eating, drinking & swallowing difficulties. We have a separate referral form for dysphagia and your child’s referral will be screened and given a priority rating.

Contact details

Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy
1st Floor, Chelmsley Wood Primary Care Centre
Crabtree Drive
Birmingham
B37 5BU

Tel: 0121 722 8010

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