Children's Speech and Language Therapy

About the Service

The Children and Young People’s (CYP) Speech and Language Therapy service offers a child- and family-centred approach to support CYP with speech, language, communication needs (SLCN) and those with eating and drinking difficulties in Hertfordshire.

We work in partnership with parents, carers, health and education professionals to promote positive outcomes for CYP. Our service model aims to reduce the gap and inequalities amongst CYP in Hertfordshire who have SLCN.

Our service offer is underpinned by the following aims:

Children & Young People's Therapies Service Offer

Children's Speech & Language Therapy Training Offer

Children's Speech and Language Therapy Service information poster

This page contains information and help; however we also have a dedicated telephone number which parents, carers and professional can call to speak to a therapist about a new referral or child’s development. The advice line number is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please leave a message on our Advice Line 01992 823093 and a therapist will contact you. Calls are responded to by a therapist on weekdays.

If your child is already known to the service please contact us on the number below.

Training

We are currently reviewing our training courses and workshop sessions, so that these can be delivered in a new virtual format. We hope that our new virtual training sessions will become available later in the year. New dates and details will be added here so please come back and check again if you are interested in any of our sessions.

 

Contact the service

Telephone: 01992 823193
Email: hct.cyptherapies1@nhs.net

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Drop-in clinics

We are currently not running our drop-in speech and language therapy clinics. Please look in our Useful Information pages which has been updated with additional advice and strategies. Please continue to contact our advice line for support on 01992 823093. This line is open to parents, carers and professionals who have a query about speech and language support.

 

Service Delivery during Covid-19:

Children and Young People’s Therapies has changed the way we are working due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We are continuing to accept new referrals through our usual referral pathways but have reduced service capacity at this time. In order to comply with social distancing the majority of appointments will be offered virtually either with telephone or video appointments via <Attend Anywhere>

Information on using ‘Attend Anywhere’ can be found at: https://nhs.attendanywhere.com/callers

Process for Face-to-face appointments:

Along with our Advice Line we are also delivering:

We are not currently delivering face to face groups due to the increased risk of transmission that they pose.

If you have any urgent or new queries please contact the CYPT Advice Line number - 01992 823093 and a therapist will contact you to discuss your concern.

Please remember to also look on the Website pages under Useful Information for further advice and support.

Clinic Locations

How the Service is provided

Who is eligible for this Service

What will happen at your appointment

Useful information

Making a referral

Patient Experience