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General Information

Speech and Language Therapists work with children and young people with a wide range of communication needs, as well as supporting with eating and drinking.  All of our Speech and Language Therapists are registered with the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and HCPC.

We work closely with colleagues within our integrated therapies service (Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists), as well as with the Specialist Teaching and Learning Service 


Bilingualism, or learning more than one language, is good for children!  It’s important for children to be able to join in with conversations in their home, communities, and wider social circles, as well as to play and learn at school.  Learning more than one language does not cause speech, language or communication disorders. 

  • Use the language you feel most comfortable in when talking to your child.  This is the language you will be able to provide the best examples of words and sentences in.
  • Don’t worry if your child mixes between two or more languages in their sentences – this is typical in bilingual children and adults
  • Use the languages you want your child to learn in your daily routines, and in your play.  This two-way interaction is the best way to learn languages.

For more information about bilingualism, please see: