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Covid-19 Update

The pandemic necessitated many of our staff to be redeployed to support ITU services but we are pleased to say they have now returned to their regular posts. Please bear with us as we work through our waiting lists and resume normal services.

Developmental Language Disorder Awareness Day

Info about how Speech and Language Therapy works in schools for parents with children starting school this September

This webinar, led by two school’s therapists, will cover how speech and language therapy works in Wandsworth schools, what Speech, Language and Communication development and needs look like and finally, some top tips to try at home!

Referral Information

Any parent/carer with a Wandsworth GP can refer their child. To self refer: 0208 812 4023 (St John’s) or: stgh-tr.commpaedsltreferrals@nhs.net

This service has an open referral system. This means that anyone can refer, including parents. Please download and fill in the referral form. If you have trouble opening or saving this document, please email reece.owens@stgeorges.nhs.uk.

The referral can also come from any medical or educational professional via EHITS.

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 and Secondary Schools and Resource Bases, jo.harrington-hill@stgeorges.nhs.uk

The Early Years Centre has now reopened and is now accepting referrals:

Contact:

Jill Gisby (Clinical Team Leader)
Email: Jill.Gisby@stgeorges.nhs.uk
Mobile: 0208 9479025

Del Reid (Team Administrator)
Email: Del.Reid@stgeorges.nhs.uk
Mobile: 07826 531957

All post for the Early Years Centre should now be posted to:

Children’s Therapy
1 Siward Road
London
W17 0LA

We recognise that support for your child’s speech and language therapy needs is vital during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Our team has put together a special Makaton message for all the families across the borough that we work with. We really miss working face to face with you, but want to remind you that we are still here to help in this difficult time.

Below are some links to helpful resources for parents and carers to access during this time.

Resources to support you to address children’s concerns about the coronavirus

 

Coronavirus newsletter (primary and secondary aged children

Dave the dog is worried about coronavirus – Nurse Dotty book

https://nursedottybooks.com/dave-the-dog-is-worried-about-coronavirus-2/

Healthy home practices during Covid-19 lockdown

Coronavirus explained in Makaton – YouTube video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OS8vbjr2-Q&feature=youtu.be

FYI Free Coronavirus book for 5-9yr olds illustrated by Gruffalo guy

https://nosycrow.com/blog/released-today-free-information-book-explaining-coronavirus-children-illustrated-gruffalo-illustrator-axel-scheffler/

Aided Language Display for Coronovirus

Other 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.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/tiny-happy-people

https://www.bbc.co.uk/tiny-happy-people/activities/zjh8hbk

http://thinkingtalking.co.uk/free-resources-schools-families/

https://ican.org.uk/news/resources-for-home-learning-and-helping-childrens-understanding/

Stammering information for parents and carers

Stammering – Information for parents

Stammering – Information for teachers

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.