The Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) Service works across the whole county of Bedfordshire and Luton providing help in both community i.e. health centres, schools, pre-schools and hospital settings. We treat children up to the age of 16 years (up to 19 years in special education), who have a difficulty with communication or swallowing.
The Service is provided in a number of ways, depending on need. This may be for example: individual or group treatment, parent/carer workshops and drop in clinics.
What does our service do?
Following acceptance of a referral (or following a drop in clinic for Early Years children) the Speech and Language Therapist will:
- Provide full assessment of the child’s Speech, Language and communication needs
- Dependent on the outcome of assessment they may:
- Provide and if necessary deliver a defined therapy package appropriate to the child’s need
- Liaise with SENDCos, class teachers and support staff regarding the implementation of communication strategies to support the child.
- Provide support and advice regarding appropriate communication targets for the child
- Provide training specific to that child’s communication needs if appropriate
There are 3 teams who work together to form the wider Speech and Language Therapy team. Your child will usually be seen by 1 team but may move across teams.