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Speech and language therapy

The speech and language therapy service provides assessment, diagnosis, therapy, advisory and discharge services for children with communication and/or swallowing difficulties. The service is provided to all children 0-19 years, including those with special educational needs and disabilities.

Blocks of therapy are usually provided in 4-8 sessions depending upon need. The service also writes therapy programmes for mainstream and special schools to be delivered by classroom support workers. In addition the service offers preventative work and early intervention to help with speech and language development in pre-school settings.

Services are mainly provided within:

  • Community clinics, schools (mainstream and special)
  • Children's centres
  • Child Development Centre
  • At the child's home when required

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