Speech and Language Therapy in Sefton

Speech and Language Therapy in Sefton

Speech & Language Therapy in Southport, Formby, Bootle, Maghull, Netherton & more

Our Sefton community service works with children from the Sefton area who are experiencing difficulties with communication and/or eating and drinking. We provide assessment, advice and therapy, and have an open referral system with parental consent.

We work in collaboration with parents or carers and other professionals in a variety of settings, including clinics, schools, nurseries, and occasionally in the family home.

You can contact us at our two main bases in Sefton, where our admin team are happy to take a message and make sure you speak to the right member of the team:

  • Hoghton St Clinic (North Sefton, including Formby, Southport and Churchtown): Call 01704 395884. Our address is 52 Hoghton St, Southport, PR9 0PN
  • Netherton Health Centre (South Sefton, including Maghull, Netherton, Crosby and Bootle): Call 0151 247 6109. Our address is Magdalen Square, Netherton, L30 5SP

Who do we work with?

We can help children from birth to 18 years who have difficulties in the following areas:

  • Listening and attention
  • Play and interaction
  • Understanding and using language
  • Social communication
  • Speech sound production
  • Fluency
  • Voice
  • Eating, drinking and swallowing (community based non-emergency)

How can we help?

We can offer a full assessment of your child’s communication and language skills. Following this, you may be offered:

  • Parent training groups
  • Therapy in a group setting or on an individual basis
  • Programmes of therapy activities for home/nursery or school
  • Advice and support for parents, carers and other professionals
  • A referral on to other professionals

What will happen at the first appointment?

This will last approximately 30 to 60 minutes and will involve a discussion with you about your child’s development and an assessment of your child’s communication skills.

Assessment may include play, observation and looking at pictures and books where appropriate. Depending on the age of your child we may also carry out some formal assessments. We will discuss the outcome of the assessment with you, so that together we can decide on the best way to meet your child’s needs.

Useful websites

Advice leaflets

Here you can find some general advice on ways to support your child’s speech, language and communication. You can find further information on the recommended websites above or you can contact us.

Information for professionals

Referrals to the service can be made by downloading and completing our referral form, and returning to one of our main bases, listed below.

Please provide as much detail as possible about the child’s speech, language and communication needs and the impact on the child. All referrals received into the department are clinically triaged and accepted if there is enough detail about the need for assessment.

  • Hoghton St Clinic (North Sefton, including Formby, Southport and Churchtown): Call 01704 395884. Our address is 52 Hoghton St, Southport, PR9 0PN
  • Netherton Health Centre (South Sefton, including Maghull, Netherton, Crosby and Bootle): Call 0151 247 6109. Our address is Magdalen Square, Netherton, L30 5SP

You can contact us Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.


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