Feedback from Parents and Teaching staff:
“overall this is an excellent service and every SLT we have seen has been so patient and caring and goes above and beyond to support”
“it’s like a light got turned on in my son’s head”
“it’s so clear he’s had some therapy – much easier to understand now and he does appear much more confident”
Our speech and language therapy department work across Warrington with children and young people. View the general care pathway.
For more detailed information visit Our Local Offer page.
Speech and Language Therapists (SLTs) work across Warrington in:
- Schools (Mainstream, Designated Provisions and Special)
- Child Development Centre
The Clinic Team
We have clinics in three locations:
Health Services at Warrington Wolves
Martin Dawes Stand
Halliwell Jones Stadium
Sandy Lane Child Development Centre
You can choose your preferred clinic at referral.
A child will be invited to attend for a clinic appointment if they are in reception class or below, or the main concern is their speech sounds, fluency or voice.
The Schools Team
Our speech and language therapists work closely with school staff and provide advice and activities to be carried out in mainstream school, designated provisions and special schools.
This means speech and language therapy is part of everyday life in school.
You will attend an initial appointment at one of our clinic settings (above) to discuss concerns and case history.
Your child will then be seen in school for subsequent reviews and school staff will be trained to support your child’s speech and language needs.
Child Development Centre (CDC)
The Child Development Centre (CDC) team are health care professionals, including doctors, nurses and therapy staff who work together to support families who have a child with a health or additional need.
They support families through assessment, by listening to and understanding the perspective of the child, young person and parents / carers.
The focus is to identify strengths and difficulties of the individual to allow the child and family to receive the appropriate support and access the provision that we are able to offer.
The CDC speech and language therapy service can offer appointments at clinic, home and nursery as needed and co-ordinate with other relevant professionals.
Who can be referred to Speech and Language Therapy?
Children from 0-16 years (0-19 years if attending special schools) who show difficulties in the following areas:
Any difficulty with communication can impact on social interaction and academic development.
What do we do?
We will start by assessing your child to find out their communication strengths and areas of need.
Advice, strategies and treatment will be offered. We include parents/carers and other professionals as much as possible in this process.
We fully involve parents/carers in target setting and will talk about your concerns and the impact of the difficulty on your child’s everyday life.
We aim to help your child achieve their communication potential.
We offer a range of training that will enable parents/carers, education staff and other health care professionals to support children and young people and help them make the best progress across all environments.
In order to offer integrated, high quality services for children, we share information about the outcomes of assessments and recommended strategies with preschools, nurseries and schools.
This is to ensure everyone involved knows how to support the child/ young person. We feel this will greatly help your child, but if you do not wish information to be shared you may withdraw your consent at any time.
You can do this by speaking to your child’s therapist or contacting the department on 01925 946686.