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* Trafford Speech and Language Therapy (Children and Young People)

Coronavirus update - July 2020

The Children’s SLT Service is currently offering a partial service for patients.  The service is now planning a return to full service.

We will be running some face to face visits in clinic, school, setting and homes for initial assessments for children we feel need a face to face assessment/ intervention. We will adhere to the current PPE guidelines. We aim to continue to offer initial assessments and reviews via telephone or video consultations for children, families and staff that can access this.

Our team are keeping in contact with children/ families on our current caseloads either via telephone or video call. We are updating programmes, SEND reports etc. We have set up virtual training for school staff and parents/carers (Eventbrite links are available on our Facebook page). Our service to LAC and the targeted service are continuing to provide support.

We are providing regular advice via our Facebook page.  ‘Topic Tuesdays’ and live question and answers

The pre-referral advice line is still available; 07917 264975

  • School age children (5+ years) Tuesdays 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
  • Preschool children (0-5 years) Wednesdays 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. sessions.

We are providing regular advice via our Facebook page

We have increased our online training offer. The SLT service offer these courses online below. Please email for the links

Key Stage 1 & 2 Courses:

Lego Therapy, Social Communication, Colourful Semantics, Vocabulary KS1 & KS2, Narrative Skills, Listening Comprehension, Thinking Skills 

EY Social Skills, EY Vocabulary, EY Comprehension, EY Attention & Listening 

Universal Courses:

Introduction to Speech Sounds , Communication Friendly Environments, Zones of Regulation, Social Stories 

About the service

Speech and language therapists assess, diagnose and treat people who have speech, language and communications needs and feeding difficulties. We do this in a variety of places, including nurseries, clinics and schools.

The team works in partnership with parents, carers, professionals and voluntary groups to make sure our clients get the support that is right for them.

Pre-Referral Advice Line: 07917 264 975

If you are concerned about a child’s speech, language or communication development and would like some advice or information on how to make a referral, give us a ring and speak to a member of the Speech and Language Therapy team.

We have dedicated times for children of all ages so please ensure that you call at the appropriate time.

For Pre-School Children (0-5 years) please call on Wednesday between 9am and 11am.

For School age children (over 5 years) please call on Tuesday between 9am and 11am 

Please be aware that there is no voicemail facility and you may need to be patient whilst you wait to speak to our team.

If the child is already known to our service, we would advise you to contact the child’s Speech and Language Therapist or our admin team on 0161 912 2592 or

Please remember that you can also send us a message and find useful information via our Facebook page.


Once a referral has been received and triaged from a school or early years childcare provider, your child will be placed on a waiting list.

If your child is in an Early Years setting you will be offered a Communication Strategy Workshop, a place in the next EY Assessment Group or an appointment at Chapel Road clinic.

If your child attends a Trafford school (including children in a school nursery) you will be offered an initial assessment either in school or at the Chapel Road Clinic (if the concerns are related to speech sounds, voice or fluency).

Specialist needs

If the child's language needs are such that they can't be met by this team then The Language Outreach Service provides a Specialist Speech and Language Therapy service to pupils with persistent, severe and complex language and communication needs impacting on their ability to access the curriculum. The service is provided to pupils in mainstream primary schools, from Reception to Year 6.


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Who to contact

0161 912 2592
Extra details


Where to go

Name of Venue
Sale Waterside
Venue Address
1st Floor
Waterside Plaza
M33 7ZF

Who is it for?

From birth to 18 years or 25 years for disabled young people

How to use this service

Referral Required?
Referral Details

Parent carers should ask their early years childcare provider or school to refer into SLT. The information they can provide helps us triage the referrals appropriately.  

Your school is required to complete and send through your consent as part of the application.

School referrals

Schools should refer into SLT using the school age referral form.

Signed consent by the parent/ carer is essential.  If this is not included the referral will not be processed and it will be returned.

Please complete parents/ carers’ email address and mobile phone number if known.

Early Years Childcare Providers

Early years providers should use the pre-school age referral form. This should come via the Health Visitor with the Welcomm/TASS (Trafford Assessment of Speech Sounds) results. 

A child should score red on the Wellcomm or score below age expectancy on the TASS before being referred. The child must have a Trafford GP.

How accessible is this service?

Further Details

Children/parents requiring an interpreter will not be asked to opt in and will be offered a clinic appointment with an interpreter.

Last updated date:
26 August 2020

We strongly suggest contacting the service or activity before you use it. This way you can check all the details are correct and that everything is right for you. Trafford Directory disclaimer


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