How to make a referral

Referrals are accepted for children and young people aged 0–18 years (19 when significant learning difficulties are present), registered with a Solihull GP, who present with communication difficulties or problems with feeding and swallowing.

Referrals can be made by parents, teachers, health professionals or any other adult who knows the young person well. There is no charge for speech & language therapy services for young people who are eligible for NHS services.

Referrers should ensure that all sections are completed and that the referral has been signed by the person who holds parental responsibility. Incomplete referrals will not be accepted, but will be sent to parents in order for missing information to be collated and returned.

Referrers should give information about how the child’s communication has been screened, what advice/strategies have been implemented and the impact of the advice/strategies.