Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy Service

 

 

Brent paediatric therapy services – update for service users (June 2021)

Due to the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, we have made some temporary changes to the way that we deliver therapy services to children, young people (CYP) and families. We continue to work with colleagues in early years settings and schools to ensure they have up-to-date therapy advice to support your child. Where CYP are attending schools/educational settings, we will work with school staff to support your child in school either virtually (telephone advice, videoconference) or face-to-face where it is appropriate and safe to do so.

Where children are unable to attend educational settings we will contact you to discuss how you may be able to support your child’s therapy needs in the home setting. Where clinically indicated we will be offering face to face contacts in community clinics.

We continue to accept new referrals and will contact you to make an appointment for a teleconference within eight weeks of receiving the referral.  

These changes have been made in order to keep you, your child and our staff safe and well. Please be reassured that our staff follow national guidance on infection control and health and safety in the delivery of services. We understand that this is a very unsettling time, but we are here to support you. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the department by phone on 020 8736 7106 or email lnwh-tr.brentpaediatrictherapies@nhs.net

 

Brent Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy Service is available for children and young people aged between 0 and 18 with speech, language and communication needs and/or feeding and swallowing difficulties.

This is a specialist service which assesses, diagnoses and provides therapy to children and young people with speech, language, communication and/or swallowing problems to help them communicate to the best of their ability. Children might be born with these difficulties or encounter them as a result of illness or trauma. 

Therapists work as part of a multi-disciplinary team of parents, carers, educational staff and other professionals to support children with difficulties in the following areas:

  • Understanding and spoken language
  • Social communication skills/autistic spectrum disorders
  • Speech sounds difficulties
  • Stammering
  • Voice disorders
  • Language delay
  • Selective mutism
  • Hearing impairment
  • Cleft palate
  • Feeding and/or swallowing

Speech and language therapists work in a range of settings in Brent including clinics, pre-schools children's centres, schools and further education colleges. Referrals are accepted from anyone, as long as a parent of the child or young person who is being referred, has consented. To make a referral, you must write to the service and include the child or young person's date of birth, address, GP, telephone number and needs.

Willesden Centre for Health and Care

Age group

0-18

Address

Chalkhill Primary Care Centre, Chalkhill Road, Wembley, HA9 9FY,

Contact number

020 8736 7106