Coronavirus update - April 2020
The Children’s SLT Service is currently offering a partial service for patients. At present all face to face outpatient clinics are cancelled as per Government guidance to ensure safe social distancing, to protect our patients, families and staff.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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).
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.
- Children with receptive language difficulties
- Creating need to communicate
- Getting my child to talk
- Helping children with speech sounds
- How to include simple language in daily activities