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Children's Speech and Language Therapy

Speech and Language Therapy photoThe aim of this service is to provide comprehensive packages of care for children and young people up to school leaving date who have difficulties with speech, language, communication and/or swallowing. 

Packages of care are provided on the basis of need and may include: 
  • comprehensive assessment 
  • indirect intervention i.e. through parents and staff in educational and care settings 
  • direct intervention (individual and/or group) 
  • specialised training for parents and staff in educational and care settings 
  • advice to other agencies on the speech, language and communication training that they deliver 
Benefits of the service include:
  • positive contribution to the competency of other professionals in identifying and supporting children who have speech, language and communication needs.
  • improvement of children’s speech, language and communication skills 
  • positive contribution to educational, behavioural and social outcomes 

Speech and Language therapy is provided at main health centres/clinics in Cambridge, Ely, Huntingdon, March, Chatteris and Wisbech and the surrounding villages.

Therapists also visit mainstream nurseries and primary schools depending on the needs of children in that school.  Speech and Language Therapists also provide therapy at the  special schools in Cambridgeshire.

The service offers an open referral system but the majority of referrals come from health visitors or school staff.  For details of how to access our service, please click here or watch the animation below

A summary of our Core Offer can be found here.

Local teams can be contacted using the details below:

Cambridge

Speech and Language Therapy, The Peacock Centre, Brookfields Campus, Mill Road, Cambridge, CB13DF,  Tel: 01223 218063

 

Ely

Speech and Language Therapy, Princess of Wales Hospital, Lynn Road, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB6 1DN
Tel: 01353 652042

 

Wisbech

Speech and Language Therapy, New Horsefair Clinic, 27 Augustine's Road, Wisbech, PE13 1AR
Tel: 01945 488030

 

Huntingdon

Speech and Language Therapy, Oak Tree Centre, 1 Oak Drive, Huntingdon, Cambs. PE29 7HN
Tel: 01480 425362
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