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.
I Want to Know...
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
- 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
- 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
- The team works at many locations,
- Les Marais Centre
- Child Development Centre
- Pre-School and School
- Princess Elizabeth Hospital