The Specialist Children’s Speech and Language Therapy Service supports children in Nottingham city and county. We help children from birth to the end of school.
The Children’s Speech and Language Therapy Service is open and offering support and advice to parents / carers of children with eating, drinking and communication difficulties. However, please read the Children's Speech and Language Therapy Service provision offered during COVID-19.
We work with children who need support with:
To find out more visit our Communication support page.
Our aim is to enable you to support your child’s communication when you need our help. In order to do this, you will initially receive phone or video appointments. The service also offers appointments at clinic, home, school, or nursery if needed. We liaise with other people involved in your child’s care, as agreed with you at your first appointment.
Sometimes we support parents through training courses. These are either live online or hosted on our training platform.
Our support is offered in short blocks around specific targets, to ensure progress is made and our intervention is working. Further support is available following a period of ‘practice time’ at home.
Once your child’s referral to Specialist Speech and Language Therapy is accepted, you will be invited by text to phone in for an appointment. You will be phoned by a member of the team and asked questions about your child and your concerns.
Advice and recommendations will be given, and the ‘next steps’ agreed.
We use interpreters for families when appropriate and have access to interpreters in a wide range of languages.
The service is available to children and young people (0 -18 years) who meet service entry criteria.
Anyone can refer to Speech Language Therapy, as long as they have the parents’ or carers’ consent.
Children’s Development Centre
City Hospital Campus
For queries please contact us on: 0300 1233387
To make a referral, complete and send our referral form [docx] 197KB and Referral checklist.pdf[doc] 161KB (if you wish to print out the referral form and complete it by hand, please use this version: referral form for printing [pdf] 279KB).
If you are a school sending a referral, please send the referral via a password protected email to: CCYPSEducation@nottshc.nhs.uk.
Please let us know as soon as possible if you cannot be available for your child’s appointment.
You can refer back into the service if your child’s speech and language therapy has ended and you have further concerns about their communication.
Speech and language therapy information regarding your child will be shared with other health professionals involved in their care. This is a part of our safeguarding young people policy.
Your child’s speech and language therapy will end:
8am - 5pm, Monday to Friday.