Children's Speech and Language Therapy

Service update

In line with national guidance we have made some changes to our service as part of Locala's COVID-19 (Coronavirus) response.

COVID-19 update

The COVID-19 pandemic has created pressure for our Children’s Speech and Language Therapy team and as a result we have changed the service we offer. The support we provide may consist of telephone or video consultations and some face to face sessions - this will be decided on a case by case basis. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation to this adaptation to our service.

What do we do?

Our Locala Speech and Language Therapists (SLTs) work with children aged 0-18 years who have communication and/or feeding and swallowing difficulties. These children may experience difficulties in the following areas:

  • Being able to listen and pay attention
  • Understanding words and instructions
  • Talking in words and sentences
  • Difficulties with pronunciation of speech sounds
  • Social communication and interaction
  • Stammering
  • Eating, drinking & swallowing

Our SLT team provides assessment and advice within each of these areas.

There are many reasons why children may have such difficulties and they can be as a result of language disorders, speech sound difficulties, learning disabilities, developmental or biomedical conditions, stammering, Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC), hearing impairment and physical difficulties.

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