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Speech and Language Therapy

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There are eight paediatric Speech and Language Therapists and one Speech and Language Therapy Assistant. Within the team, there is a range of experience and specialisms. Every therapist is Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered and a member of The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT). Meet the team by following the link in the downloads section.


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  • The Referral Process

    • How to refer:
      • Follow the link to the referral form in the downloads section
      • Contact the service directly to discuss your concerns (see 'Contact Us' section)
      • Attend one of our drop-in sessions: follow the link in the downloads section for more information
      • Speak to another professional, such as Health Visitor, GP or teacher
    • You will be notified when the referral has been received.
  • What to Expect

    • During your first appointment, a Speech and Language Therapist will discuss your concerns and meet your child. Following this, your child may be offered one of the following services:
      • Direct therapy: this may be offered individually or in a group
      • Indirect therapy: liaison with pre-school/school staff, a home programme or parent programme
      • Referral to another professional, for example paediatrician, occupational therapist
    • Should your child not require input, they will be discharged.
  • Work Experience and Placements

    • The team can offer work experience and placements, depending on availability.
      • GCSE level: offered one hour to be shown around the clinic, a brief overview of the service and the opportunity to ask any questions
      • A-level: offered a maximum of one to two days experience
      • Speech and language therapy undergraduate/post-graduate students: offers will be needs led following discussion
    • See 'Contact Us' section
  • What's On

    • This section will be used to provide information on Speech and Language related events
  • Links for Useful Information

  • Contact Us

    • Les Marais Centre, Le Grand Bouet, St Peter Port, GY1 2SB (A map is available by following the link in the downloads section)
    • Tel: 44 1481 707760. A voicemail service is available for out of hours calls.
    • Open 8:30am to 5pm, Monday to Thursday and 8:30am to 1pm on a Friday. Open during school holidays.
    • We aim to respond to enquiries within five working days, however this is not always possible
    • All members of the team speak English as a first language, however interpreters are available should they be required
  • Our Aims

    • The Speech and Language Therapy Team aims,
      • To enable individuals to communicate to the best of their ability
      • To meet the communication needs of the people of the Bailiwick (Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and Herm)
      • To promote public awareness of communication difficulties
  •  Support

    • We offer support for children with,
      • Delayed or disordered language development
      • Difficulty with producing and using speech sounds
      • Difficulty in understanding
      • Difficulty in the use of language for social interaction
      • Stammer
      • Selective Mutism
      • Feeding difficulties
      • Autism
      • Cleft palate
      • Hearing impairment
      • Voice disorders
      • Learning difficulties
  • Locations

    • The team works at many locations,
      • Les Marais Centre
      • Child Development Centre
      • Home
      • Pre-School and School
      • Princess Elizabeth Hospital


Meet the Team Where to Find Us Drop In Information Pre-school Referral Form School Age Referral Form

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