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The speech and language therapy service supports children and young people who have a Wandsworth GP and difficulties in the following areas:

  • Paying attention and understanding what is said to them
  • Expressing themselves and making sentences
  • Understanding how to communicate and play with others
  • Forming words clearly
  • Getting stuck or repeating sounds or words
  • Eating and drinking

We work in partnership with parents/carers, school staff and other professionals

We have different teams according to your child’s age and needs:

Children’s Centres
If your child is under 3 you can see a speech and language therapist at your local Wandsworth Children’s Centres in Talkshop or at certain drop ins (please see timetables on thrive)

Community and Clinics Teams

We see young children in a clinic near your home helping to support language skills in preschoolers and for those children with speech sound difficulties and stammers.

Queen Mary’s Hospital

Eileen Lecky

Tooting

St Johns

Stormont

Early Years Centre

Mainstream schools service

Every Wandsworth maintained primary and secondary school has a named speech and language therapist offering universal, targeted and specialist services.

Wandsworth Speech and Language Therapy – Mainstream Schools Centralised Online Training – Autumn Term 2022 

Special schools and Resource Bases

Wandsworth special schools and resource bases offer integrated therapy with a therapist on site.

Feeding

We have a team of therapists supporting children and their families with difficulties with eating and drinking.

Referral Information

The service has an open referral system.  Anyone can refer including parents. To self refer:

020 8812 4023 or email a completed form to  CommPaedSLTReferral@stgeorges.nhs.uk

Please download and fill in our referral form

If any problems please email reece.owens@stgeorges.nhs.uk

Further contacts:

Jo Hardman, Deputy Head of Children’s Therapies and Early Years Lead
joanna.hardman@stgeorges.nhs.uk

Jo Harrington Hill, Clinical Team Leader for Mainstream Primary Schools and Resource Bases, jo.harrington-hill@stgeorges.nhs.uk

Faye Coles Clinical Team Leader faye.coles@stgeorges.nhs.uk

Reece Owens, Administrative Lead for Children’s Therapies, reece.owens@stgeorges.nhs.uk


Supporting resources & videos

Resources for home learning:

Recommended free apps and offline games for children and families to play at home

BBC’s ‘Tiny Happy People’ for early years. Here are the online links. Includes activity ideas to support play/language for different age groups and information for parents too.

Thinking Talking has some free word games to play

Ican is a fabulous charity that has lots of information and activities to support children with speech language and communication difficulties

Stammering is where a child repeats sounds, words, sentences or blocks

Find some information for parents and teachers here:-

Stammering – Information for parents (Word)

Stammering – Information for teachers (Word)

Makaton – Top Tips

Simple Emotional Regulation 

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Movie Time Social Learning  

Pretend Play – Top Tips 

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Key Word Level Instructions  

Lego Therapy (and how to adapt it)

Barrier Games  

Blanks Levels of Questioning   

Selective Mutim Awareness in Schools

Thank you to Gillian Hibbs (Speech & Language Therapy Assistant) at Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust for editing the recording.