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Children's SLT - How To Get Help

Children's SLT - How To Get Help

If you have concerns about your child’s Speech and Language Development, you can contact our service in the following ways:


All ages

  • Call the Speech & Language Therapy Advice Line on 07825 016 335 on Wednesdays from 9am-12noon - throughout the year, including school holidays (excluding Bank Holidays). 
  • Email the team at with your query and someone will reply with information about what to do next.

These are the quickest ways to access initial advice.

If you wish you can make a referral to the team using the Single Point of Entry form (related documents, below). We aim to see children within 18 weeks of receiving a referral form. It will often be quicker to access a pre-school or school-age SLT Drop-in session (see below). Sometimes children who are referred via a Single Point of Entry form will be directed to a Drop-in session.


Pre School Children

Attend a SLT Drop-in session. You do not need to book. These are held at local Children’s Centres and sometimes in Health Centres – please see dates here.

We apologise that we are unable to run SLT Drop-in Advice Sessions, family information sessions or training at this time. Please contact us via our Telephone Advice Line 07825 016 335 or by email​ for advice and support. You may also find the BBC's Tiny Happy People website and Hanen Centre's Tips for Parents helpful.


School Age Children:

All local state schools and academies have a Link SLT. This includes the Special Schools and Units. Your school SENCO will have their contact details – or you can call the Advice Line or email us to find these out.

The Link SLTs will be offering some local drop in clinics. Please check here for dates and details.

Children who live in Bristol and South Gloucestershire who attend private schools in this area will be seen at the Health Centre local to their school – please contact us if you need further information.

Children who are home educated will be seen at their local Health Centre.


Related documents