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Our Sefton Community Speech & Language Services are currently unable to offer face to face therapy. Wherever possible, we are offering telephone or video consultations to children and families already working with us. If you have any queries regarding your child’s speech and language therapy appointments, then please email email@example.com and somebody will get back to you.
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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:
We can help children from birth to 18 years who have difficulties in the following areas:
We can offer a full assessment of your child’s communication and language skills. Following this, you may be offered:
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.
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.
Creating language opportunities
Get face to face
Play, it’s great for learning language
Singing with your child
Looking at books with your child
Ideas to encourage turn taking
Using signing and gesture to support language
Helping your child understand language
Starting out with words
Putting words together
Helping your child to sequence language
Ways to help children with unclear speech
Helping your child make friendships
Ways to help your voice
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.
You can contact us Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
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