What do we offer?

The Solihull SLT service provides virtual advice and assessment for recommending strategies to support children with speech, language and communication disorder or delays. We also have personalised safe eating guidelines to ensure that children are able to eat and drink.

If your child requires additional support please find further information regarding completing a referral by clicking the link below

What do I need to do before making a referral?

It is important that before a referral is made to the Speech and Language Therapy Service that you access the resources on the website beforehand. These resources for everyone are aimed to support various areas of communication prior to a referral to the service. We hope that these resources will support your child or the child you are working with.

If you feel that your child or the child you are working with still requires support from the Speech and Language Therapy Service, a referral can be made using the link below; however we do require you to share the following within the referral form:

  • Which resources you accessed
  • How they helped your child / the child you work with
  • If the resources were not useful, why not?

If there is not adequate evidence of you accessing the resources on the website, the referral may be rejected with the view that these resources need to be accessed first.

How to make a referral

If you have accessed the resources on the website and still feel that referral to the Speech and Language Therapy Service is required, you can use the form below to do this.

We would recommend that this form is done by parents/carers and educational settings (nursery/school) together, as this will provide us with a wide range of information in order to consider if the referral will be accepted.

What will happen with my initial appointment?

Once your child’s referral has been accepted and you have been sent a letter inviting you to book onto a video or telephone consultation, you will need to contact the service to arrange a convenient time for this to happen.

The exception to this is when a formal assessment is deemed as essential to determine a child’s communication skills, where the child is able to adhere to current distancing guidelines. The formal assessments take place face to face in one of our community clinics, at the moment only one adult is able to attend with the child being assessed and sessions will be limited in time to complete only the information required that cannot be gained virtually. You will be provided with a follow up telephone appointment to discuss any other needs in detail.

So, what happens after that?

You and the therapist will decide together what the next steps are, depending on the needs of your child and family. You may be offered a review video / telephone call, provided with a home programme that you have created together with the therapist or be directed to other useful resources.

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