There are nine 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.
I Want to Know...
Accessing the Service
- If your child is pre-school age (0-4 years old), please attend one of the offered Let's Talk Assessment Clinics. See the downloads section on the right for more information with details of times and locations.
- If your child is between 4 and 18 years of age, please speak to the Special Education Needs Coordinator (SENCo) at your child's school or college who will be able to give you more information.
- Please do not hesitate to contact the service should you have any questions.
What to Expect
- Pre-School Children
- During your initial assessment at Let's Talk Assessment Clinic, the Speech and Language Therapist will meet your child and discuss any concerns. Following this, your child will be offered one of the services as stated on the 'Journey Through the Service' download on the right.
- School and College (4-18 years)
- When a concern is raised, a discussion between parents/carers, education staff and the school/college's link Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) will occur. Following this, the SLT will make recommendations as to the most appropriate action to take.
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
- This section will be used to provide information on Speech and Language related events
Links for Useful Information
- 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
- 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
Who we Work With
- 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
- Selective Mutism
- Feeding difficulties
- Cleft palate
- Hearing impairment
- Voice disorders
- Learning difficulties
Where we Work
- The team works at many locations including
- Les Marais Centre
- Child Development Centre
- Pre-School and School
- Princess Elizabeth Hospital
- Children Centres
- Guille-Alles Library, St Peter Port