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Children’s therapies

Children’s therapies

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Children’s Team

Our paediatric team is based in various community locations for example Keighley Health Centre, Bingley Health Centre, Ilkley Coronation Hospital, Settle Health Centre, Skipton General Hospital and the Child Development Centre at Airedale Hospital. The team works with children and young people from birth to school leavers wide a wide range of needs including:

  • Listening/attention difficulties
  • Delayed/disordered development of language skills
  • Delayed/disordered speech/sound development/language impairment
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Learning difficulties
  • Dysfluency (children & young adults)
  • Hearing impairment
  • Cleft lip and palate (children & young adults)
  • Voice
  • Eating/drinking difficulties
  • Alternative & Augmentative Communication (AAC)

The Paediatric team may work individually with the child or in groups. They work closely with parents and families and offer parent programmes to help families support children with speech, language and communication needs.

Referrals – children’s team

The Speech and Language Therapy Drop In Service is not running as usual at the moment. You can contact us for a telephone appointment by ringing the Child Development Centre on 01535 292821 and leaving your contact details.

Children Up to 6 Years of Age

For children up to 6 years of age we offer a “Drop In” service where parents can bring their child to one of our clinics and discuss their speech, language and communication development. No appointment is necessary.

Please click on the links below for further details and dates of times of the Drop In sessions.

Children 6 Years of Age and Older

If your child is 6 years or older you will need to make a referral to the Speech & Language Therapy Service using our standard Referral Form, including Checklist, which is available below. Parents, carers, school staff, GPs and healthcare professionals can all refer directly to the Speech & Language Therapy service for children 6 years and over if there are concerns about a child’s communication skills.

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