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 include: 
  • comprehensive assessment 
  • direct intervention (individual and/or group) 
  • indirect intervention i.e. through parents and staff in educational and care settings 
  • 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:
  • normalising or improving children’s speech, language and communication skills 
  • positive contribution to educational, behavioural and social outcomes 
  • positive contribution to the competency of other professionals in identifying and supporting children who have speech, language and communication needs.

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 six 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:

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


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


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


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