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:

More detailed information about the Children and Young People’s Therapies Service, including how service is delivered, referrals and how we work with children and their families is available here.

     

 

Training

New dates and details are added regularly so please come back and check again if you are interested in any of our sessions.

We are now able to offer Virtual Speech and Language Support Elklan Courses for 3-5s, 5-11s and SLD.

We are now able to offer Virtual Makaton Levels 1 and 2 courses.

Advice Clinic

The Children’s Therapies service is now piloting a therapy advice clinic for preschool children with Down Syndrome living within the East Hertfordshire area. Parents or carers can book into these clinics to access advice and informal assessment from a physiotherapist, occupational therapist and speech and language therapist. They do not need a referral and do not have to be currently open to the service in order to access it. Booking details can be found HERE.

Contact the service

Telephone – 01923 470680 option 3, option 2

Email – hct.cyptherapies1@nhs.net

Twitter - twitter.com/Herts_CYPT

Advice Line – 01923 470680 option 3, option 1

This is a dedicated telephone number which parents, carers and professionals can call to speak to a therapist about a new referral or a child’s development. Please leave a message on our Advice Line and a therapist will contact you. Calls are responded to by a therapist on weekdays.
Virtual Screening Clinics – please see the ‘Making A Referral’ section below

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For information on our service delivery during COVID-19, please see our CYP Therapies Service page.

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