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Children’s Speech and Language Therapy Service

The Children’s Speech and Language Therapy Service is made up of a team of speech and language therapists and support workers who provide support to children and young people across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

They offer a range of services to support children and young people who have difficulties with:

  • Speech, language and communication skills
  • Eating, drinking and swallowing skills

The service works closely with families, parents and carers to improve children and young people’s progress in these areas and to ensure that their potential for learning, social and emotional development is reached.

When an episode of care with the service ends, parents and carers may be given some strategies to support their child and can be referred back to the team if further support is required.

They work in partnership with a range of other agencies and colleagues including schools, early years settings, children’s centres, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, medical teams and the voluntary sector.

Find out more and discover supporting resources here.

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Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust runs a confidential secure text messaging service for parents of children aged 0-19 years called Chat Health. The service operates Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm, excluding bank holidays. All texts will be responded to by a public health nurse (health visitor/school nurse) within 24 hours. Outside of the service working hours, you’ll receive a message back to inform you that your text will be responded to once the line reopens.

Should you require urgent health advice in the meantime, please contact your GP, visit an NHS walk-in centre or call NHS 111. For emergencies, dial 999 or visit A&E.

Page last reviewed: 25-03-2022

Next review due: 25-03-2025