Speech and Language Therapy for children and young people
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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
We work in partnership with parents/carers, school staff and other professionals
We have different teams according to your child’s age and needs:
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.
Mainstream schools service
Every Wandsworth maintained primary and secondary school has a named speech and language therapist offering universal, targeted and specialist services.
Special schools and Resource Bases
Wandsworth special schools and resource bases offer integrated therapy with a therapist on site.
The service has an open referral system – parents and carers are welcome to self-refer, and any professional or adult involved with the child may refer with parent or carer consent. If making a transfer referral from another borough’s S< service, please include the most recent report for the child.
All referral forms must be returned to CommPaedSLTReferral@stgeorges.nhs.uk
Please note that Referral forms that have been edited to remove sections will be rejected on receipt
For help with completing a referral form, to check a referral’s progress, or any other referral related enquiry please call 0208 725 8044 or email Ritah.Alexander@stgeorges.nhs.uk
General Enquiries: please email CommPaedSLTAdmin@stgeorges or call 0208 725 8042
Jo Hardman, Deputy Head of Children’s Therapies and Early Years Lead
Faye Coles Community & Clinic Team Lead email@example.com
Elise Dowell, Mainstream Schools and Resource Base Team Lead firstname.lastname@example.org
Reece Owens, Administrative Lead for Children’s Therapies, email@example.com
Supporting resources & videos
Resources for home learning:
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:-
Makaton – Top Tips
Simple Emotional Regulation
Movie Time Social Learning
Pretend Play – Top Tips
Key Word Level Instructions
Lego Therapy (and how to adapt it)
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.