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Speech and language therapy


Speech and Language Therapists support children’s speech, language and communication.

Please see right hand panel for the Speech and Language Therapy referral forms.

Speech and Language Therapists support children’s speech, language and communication and we work with children 0 to 16.

These children may experience difficulties in the following areas:

  • using clear speech
  • listening to and understanding language
  • talking in words and sentences
  • social interaction
  • fluent speech (stammering)
  • eating and swallowing

There are many reasons why a child may find speech and language difficult. Some examples include, hearing impairment, cleft palate, physical difficulties, learning difficulties or Autism.  Our team of therapists includes specialists in all these areas.  For many other children there is no obvious explanation for their difficulties.

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Coventry Guidance  

Speech and Language Therapy (Children)
Please go onto the documents tab at the top to access the referral form.

Speech and Language Therapy (Adults)
For further information about the Adult Community Speech and Language Team, please see link in the right panel.

Rugby Guidance  

Speech and Language Therapy Service (Rugby)
Children’s Speech and Language Therapists work with children from the age of 12 months who demonstrate difficulties with social communication, eating and swallowing or a language disorder.

Please click links in the right panel on this page to access the referral form and referral information.

Paediatric Dysphagia Service
Is a specialist In-patient and Community Service for children with difficulty in eating, drinking or swallowing.  Our service offers support for children from birth through to late adolescence depending on the nature of each child’s needs.

Children referred to the Dysphagia Team will be seen by a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) for a full assessment of their eating/drinking and swallowing skills.

Please click links in the right panel for more information about the Paediatric Dysphagia Service.

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