The Kingston Children’s Speech and Language Therapy service forms part of Your Healthcare. Your Healthcare is a community interest company delivering patient-led, high quality health and social care community services for residents in Kingston as part of the NHS family. (Please see http://www.yourhealthcare.org/en-gb/who-we-are/ for more details about our non for profit organisation.)
We are a team of qualified, Health Care Profession Council registered, Speech and Language Therapists (SaLT’s) and Speech and Language Therapy Assistants (SLTa’s), delivering a service to support children and young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) and with eating, drinking and swallowing needs (EDS) in the borough of Kingston upon Thames. We have a number of SaLT’s with wide ranging capabilities that are able to support all agencies working with children with SLCN and EDS needs.
The Kingston Children’s Speech and Language Therapy Service offer an integrated ‘one team’ approach to delivering services to a wide range of community settings including clinics, playgroups, nurseries, special schools and specialist resource provisions and mainstream primary and secondary schools.
In Kingston, our team promotes:
- improved understanding of spoken language
- clear and effective expressive language
- clear speech sounds
- successful social interaction with other people
- reduction of stammering
- healthy and strong voice use
- successful interaction and communication
- safe and efficient eating, drinking and swallowing
How to refer to us
We have an open referral system accepting referrals from anyone who has a concern about a child/ young person’s speech and language skills or eating and drinking. We welcome referrals from parent/carers and accept referrals made through GPs, health visitors and education colleagues or other professionals. Schools and nurseries can also refer on a parent/carer’s behalf.
Phone: 020 8339 8074 / 8274 7814
Address: Children’s Speech and Language Therapy, Hollyfield House, 22 Hollyfield Road, Surbiton, KT5 9AL.