Speech and language therapy for school aged children and young people


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Children and young people with speech and language needs in their EHCP can access direct speech and language therapy at their school. Therapists work in partnership with schools, and provide staff with advice, training, and strategies to support the development of all school children’s speech, language, and communication.We see children and young people who have one or more of the following conditions: 

  • developmental language disorder
  • speech sound difficulties
  • language disorder linked to with a sensory, cognitive or physical disability
  • stammering
  • autism or social interaction difficulties
  • voice disorders
  • selective mutism
  • eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties

Community Early Years Speech and Language Therapy services

Our service is available to preschool children (0 - 5 years), who have speech, language and communication needs. Our Speech and Language Therapy service mostly takes place in clinics, children’s centres, nurseries and nursery classes attached to schools. The support we provide includes assessment of needs, group and individual therapy for children, and training and collaborating with parents and carers and staff involved in the child’s care. Our Speech and Language Therapists run drop-in sessions at children’s centres, for parents/carers to find out more about speech and language needs and our service, and to discuss any concerns they have with their child’s speech, language, and communication development.

Community Education Speech and Language Therapy services

Our Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) service for mainstream primary schools, secondary schools and colleagues offers dedicated support to parents/carers and school staff to empower them to meet the speech, language and communication needs of all children and young people through a whole system approach. This includes providing advice, training, and information to school staff and parents/carers to help them with identifying and meeting speech and language needs through universal and targeted support, and when needed, episodes of specialist intervention. Read more about our school aged SLCN pathway here.


To access this service the child must be registered with a GP within the boroughs of Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea or Westminster and a referral from their GP is also required.

For children aged 0-5, the referral form can be found here

For school aged children and young people, the referral form can be found here

More detailed information about this service is provided in the following document

Who to contact

020 7266 8777 020 7266 8777
[email protected]

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