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Information 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: CommPaedSLTReferral@stgeorges.nhs.uk

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.

Further contacts:

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

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

 Clare Milloy, Clinical Team Leader for Mainstream Secondary Schools, clare.milloy@stgeorges.nhs.uk

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

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


Healthy home practices during Covid-19 lockdown

Coronavirus explained in Makaton – YouTube video

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


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.





Stammering information for parents and carers

Stammering – Information for parents

Stammering – Information for teachers

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.