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Speech and Language Therapy

Service overview

The Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy Service provides assessment, therapy and advice for children up to the age of 5 years who have speech, language and communication needs. We also support older children who have specialist health needs.

We assess and treat children who require support with:

We see children in community clinics, homes and early years settings including children centres. We have a strong focus on working in partnership with parents and educational settings to maximise children’s progress.

Our Speech and Language Therapy team is made up of qualified speech and language therapists, therapy assistants and admin staff. All therapists are registered with the Health & Care Professionals Council (HCPC) as well as the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT).

Further information

Further information is available from ICAN, The British Stammering Association, The National Autistic Society, RCSLT, Surrey County Council and The Communication Trust.

To refer

Children can be referred by their health visitor, GP, therapist, early years' service, paediatricians based in the local acute or tertiary hospital, paediatric audiology, CAMHS or other agencies. Parents/carers/guardians can also refer directly to service.

Referrals are made via the Children and Family Health Surrey One Stop, a centralised referral and triage service for Surrey's specialist children's services that was launched in July 2017.

The three ways to refer are:

1. Through the Children and Family Health Surrey One Stop online portal https://sabpsecure.beaconhealthoptions.co.uk/. This is the same portal as the CAMHS Mindsight One Stop service

2. Call the Children and Family Health Surrey One Stop on 0300 222 5755. Open 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday. This is the same number as the CAMHS Mindsight One Stop service

3. Write to Children and Family Health Surrey One Stop, c/o Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, 1st Floor, Dominion House, Woodbridge Road, Guildford GU1 4PU.

For more information about the Children and Family Health Surrey One Stop services click here

 

TEAMS

Mid Surrey Team (serve families living in the boroughs of Banstead, Dorking, East Elmbridge, Epsom, Ewell, Leatherhead and Tattenham)

Please contact the speech and language therapists through our 0-19 teams.

Tel: 01372 384395

East Surrey Team (serve families living in the boroughs of Redhill, Reigate, Merstham, Horley, Oxted, Caterham and Lingfield)

Tel: 01737 768 511 x 6091

North West Surrey Team (serve families living in the boroughs of Woking, Rynnymede and Surrey Health)

Tel: 01932 826 500

South West Surrey Team (serve families living in the boroughs of Guildford and Waverley)

Tel: 01483 783 315

For further information

  • To follow up a referral

For example, for developmental paediatrics or therapy services such as speech and language therapy. Contact the One Stop referral centre (tel: 0300 222 5755, Option 2) and they will be able to advise.

  • For advice or questions about your child's health

​Contact your local Health Visiting team or call their Advice Line

  • 2 year development checks

​Contact your local Health Visiting team or call their Advice Line 

  • Referrals for ASD, ADHD or another neurological/developmental condition

Your GP will need to make a referral. Visit the Developmental Paediatrician service page for more information about these services in Surrey.

  • Access to mental health services

Your GP needs to refer your child via MINDSIGHT Surrey CAHMS

  • Hearing concerns

Contact the Audiology service 

  • Concerns or complaints about a Children and Family  Health Surrey service

Go to https://childrenshealthsurrey.nhs.uk/feedback to read about our approach and who to contact. You can also email the Patient Experience Team directly using csh.patientexperience@nhs.net 

If your query is not covered by the routes above, please use the form below to contact us.