Children's speech and language therapy
We support children and young people across North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire, with Speech, Language and Communication needs. We also work with children who have feeding and swallowing difficulties.
Our teams include Speech and Language Therapists and Speech and Language Therapy Assistants. Speech and Language Therapists are members of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and the Health and Care Professions Council.
We help children with:
- Using speech sounds
- Understanding language
- Putting words together
- Developing vocabulary
- Selective Mutism
A mix of any of the above.
There are a number of useful videos that explain the benefits of speech and language therapy.
What we do:
- Work alongside families and other professionals.
- Provide a Specialist Assessment
- Offer strategies and advice
- Offer groups and one to one sessions working towards individual goals.
- Provide a child-centred care plan
Feeding and swallowing
Children with feeding and swallowing difficulties are referred for assessment by a doctor. Urgent referrals are seen within 48 hours and non-urgent referrals are seen within four weeks. All Speech and Language Therapists offering feeding and swallowing assessments have completed additional training in Dysphagia (feeding and swallowing difficulties).
Feedback and Complaints
We would love to hear what you think about our service, how you found the appointments and any suggestions for improvements. You can tell us this by completing the Friends and Family Test.
If you have any concerns / queries about any of the services offered by the Trust, in the first instance, please speak to the person providing your care or contact the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) team.
We work in partnership with safeguarding nurses, social services and family hubs to safeguard children and to ensure that their needs are met. We may complete early help assessments or contact other relevant services if we have concerns or if a child is not being brought to appointments.