Services for Parents


We are committed to working in partnership with parents, and to providing a high quality, evidence-based speech and language therapy service to children experiencing difficulties in the following areas :


  • Understanding spoken language
  • Expressing ideas and using sentences
  • Pronouncing words and sounds appropriately for their age
  • Interacting socially
  • Choosing words
  • Eating and Drinking
  • Communication difficulties associated with special needs


We conduct a full assessment of a child's speech and language needs, including taking a detailed case history. Following the assessment, the speech and language therapist will discuss with parents the most appropriate package of care, which could include :


  • A school visit
  • Advice and monitoring
  • Home or school programmes
  • Regular therapy sessions


In addition, SLC therapists can provide support and advice for parents whose children are undergoing statutory assessment (the statement process).


The SLC team do not offer a service for all types of communication difficulties in children as we believe our clients deserve a specialist speech and language therapy service, but we may be able to signpost parents to other specialist speech and language therapy colleagues when necessary. 


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