Children's Speech & Language Therapy
Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)
Following guidance from central government, some of our regular clinical activities will be paused until further notice. This includes:
Early Years Advice Drop ins
Group therapy sessions and support groups
All school based activities
We understand that you may have concerns about your child’s communication during this time. To contact the service for advice and information, please use the following numbers (9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday):
North Bristol - 0300 124 5832
South Bristol - 0300 125 6279
East and Central Bristol - 0117 3408242
South Gloucestershire - 01454 862438
You can also email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org with your query and someone will reply with information.
About the Speech and Language Therapy Service
Speech and Language Therapy is concerned with the management of disorders of speech, language, communication and swallowing.
Speech and language therapists (SLTs) are allied health professionals. We work closely with parents, carers and other professionals such as teachers, early years practitioners, nurses, occupational therapists and doctors.
Children’s speech and language therapists work mainly in Community Health Centres, mainstream and special schools and nurseries, Surestart Children's Centres and family homes.
Speech and language therapists work with infants and children with eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties to assess what might be going wrong and suggest changes which will make the process safer and help the child to develop their skills.
Children may be seen individually or in groups by the SLT, or programmes of work may be delivered by other child care workers or parents under the direction of the SLT.