Child having speech and language therapyThe Children’s Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) service is provided across Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent.

Speech and language therapists work with babies, children and young people who have speech, language, communication and/or eating and drinking needs. Teams include Speech and Language Therapists, SLT Assistants and support staff.

What does our service offer?

  • Assessment
  • Advice
  • Diagnosis-if appropriate
  • Therapy – this may be direct (therapist working directly with child) or indirect (therapist working through a parent, carer or other professional)
  • Programmes and resources to support work at home and in a setting
  • Training: child specific or topic specific

Therapists work in the community in a wide range of settings. These include: family homes, community clinics, hospital, schools, nurseries, children’s centres.

We work in partnership with a range of other agencies including Education and Early Years Services, Social Services and the Voluntary Sector.

What will happen at Speech and Language Therapy?

The speech and language therapist will ask you some questions about your child’s development. It is helpful if you bring your ‘red book’ along and any other referral letters you have had. The therapist may use toys and pictures to encourage your child to interact. They will discuss their findings with you and agree on the next steps.


How to refer to Speech and Language Therapy

A referral can be made by a Health Visitor, teacher, nursery practitioner, G.P., other professional, parent or those with parental responsibility. Please contact your local SLT team for referral advice.


Things to try at home

There are many ways parents and carers can support their child's speech and language development. For children in the early years (aged 0 to 5) the following websites may be helpful:

North Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent

Bentilee Neighbourhood Centre,
Dawlish Drive,

Telephone: 01782 234484 & 234485


South Staffordshire

Stafford Central Clinic,
Level 2,
Civic Centre,
ST16 3AQ

Telephone: 0300 1240109 ext 3058

Hill Street Health and Well Being Centre,
Hill Street,
DE15 9LD

Telephone: 01283 505833


Beecroft Court,
Beecroft Road,
WS11 1JP

Telephone: 01543 509796

Greenhill Health Centre,
Church Street,
WS13 6JL

Telephone: 07866 038772

Get in Contact

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Trust Headquarters, St. George's Hospital, Corporation Street, Stafford ST16 3SR


Switchboard number

0300 790 7000
(staffed 24 hours a day, every day)

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