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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:

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


St Johns


SEN/Inclusion Hub

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.

Referral Information

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&LT service, please include the most recent report for the child.

Referral Form for Parents, GPs, Health Visitors, and other health professionals

Referral form for Early Years settings and Nurseries

Referral form for Primary Schools

Referral form for Secondary Schools

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 8042 or email: CommPaedSLTAdmin@stgeorges.nhs.uk

Further contacts:

General Enquiries: please email: CommPaedSLTAdmin@stgeorges.nhs.uk or call 0208 725 8042

Jo Hardman, Deputy Head of Children’s Therapies and Early Years Lead

Faye Coles Community & Clinic Team Lead faye.coles@stgeorges.nhs.uk

Elise Dowell, Mainstream Schools and Resource Base Team Lead elise.dowell@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 


Movie Time Social Learning  

Pretend Play – Top Tips 


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.