Community Team

The Community SLT team is based in Health Centres across Bedford, Central Bedfordshire and Luton. The service provides access via a referral for both pre-school and school age children and above. School age children will be seen for assessment and support in school. The service will assess and where necessary treat children who present with disordered speech and language development and evidence shows that intervention from Speech and Language therapy is needed in order for the child to acquire the necessary communication skills to progress in social, emotional and educational development.  This includes children with:

  • receptive language difficulties
  • expressive language difficulties
  • disordered speech development
  • a stammer/non-fluent speech
  • a voice disorder, eg hoarse voice