SEND and Inclusion

Speech and Language Therapy

To refer to the Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy Service, you should update the child’s Early Help Assessment to include the specific details needed to assess the child’s speech and language.

There are two main teams for children of pre school age, the Early Years Communication and Language Development Service and the Pre School Complex Needs Service.

 

Early Years Communication and Language Development Service

This team is part of the 0-19 service and supports children up to the age of 4 years old who have speech, language and communication needs. The team focus on early intervention and collaborative work with parents, providing resources for home, nursery and intervention groups. Children referred to this team should have no other learning needs or developmental diagnoses. For further information about the referral criteria and process, please click the link below.

Referral Criteria

 

 

Pre School Complex Needs Service

This team is part of the Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy Service and supports children up to the age of 4 years who have significant speech, language and communication needs alongside significant social communication difficulties OR a diagnosis of learning disabilities / diagnosed conditions which could affect communication skills e.g. Cerebral Palsy, Down’s Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder. For further information about the referral criteria and process, please click the link below.

Pre school complex needs criteria

 

 

Children under Social Services

If a child is currently under Social Services, then professionals can use the following form instead of an Early Help Assessment

WordReferral form for children receiving a service from Social Care

 

 

Contact Details

If you need further information on how to refer a child, please contact the Paediatric Speech and Language NHS Service on: 01204 462670

With parental consent, you should send referral forms by email or post, to:

E-mail: communitytherapyadmin@boltonft.nhs.uk 

Paediatric Speech and Language NHS Service
Breightmet Health Centre
Breightmet Fold Lane
Bolton
BL2 6NT