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Community speech and language team

Our team is split up into five areas to provide specialist support to children of varying ages and needs.

Community speech and language therapy teams

Early years and community team

We work in community clinics with children under five who have difficulties with any area of speech, language or communication.

We run drop-in sessions and Chattertime sessions in children's centres that are open to everyone across Lambeth and Southwark. These sessions provide advice and support to help with your child's speech and language development.

We also provide assessments and therapy for children who are referred to our service. Therapy sessions can be one-to-one or in groups, depending on your child's needs.

We also work with older children and young people, up to the age of 19, who stammer, or who need support with speech sounds or voice.


Hearing impairment team

We work with children who have significant permanent hearing loss in both ears.

Children under five are seen at local clinics, in their nursery or at home. School age children are seen in school and we work closely with staff to develop the language and communication skills needed during the school day.

Our team works with parents, carers and other professionals such as teachers and nursery staff, cochlear implant teams, audiologists and teachers of the deaf.


Schools team

We work in school settings across Lambeth and Southwark where a service has been commissioned. These include mainstream schools, special schools and units and further education colleges.

Our team provide assessment and therapy for children with speech and language needs that affect their ability to learn and build relationships with other children and teachers.

We also provide training, advice, support and resources for school staff, including training staff to be able to run speech and language therapy sessions themselves.


Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) team

We work in community health centres, special schools, early years clinics and autism resource bases.

Our team provide assessment and therapy for children and young people with autism spectrum disorder to develop communication and interaction skills. We also provide training to parents and professionals to help them better support the development of these skills.


Early years neurodisability team

We work with babies and children under 5 who have difficulties eating, drinking and swallowing.

We work in health centres, children's centres, nurseries and homes. Our team support children with their eating and drinking as well as their early communication development. We also provide specialist advice for children with tracheostomies and those needing alternative communication systems.

We work with parents and professionals across health, education and social services to help them support children who use our service.


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