The Sure Start Speech and Language Therapy team work with families at home and in pre-school settings to provide assessment, intervention and support for children with speech and language difficulties and their families.
They work with children under the age of five living in Sure Start Children's Centre areas working with parents, pre-school staff, health services, library services, Sure Start Children's Centre team members and many more!
They can provide advice and support whenever required and training on:
· Speech and Language development, norms and warning signs
· Preventative Strategies
· Ways to support children with Speech and Language difficulties
Ways to encourage positive communication between children, parents and staff
Referrals to Speech and Language Services can come from anybody
If you have any worries about a child’s speech, language or communication telephone Sure Start East Children's Centres on 0191 275 9636 to speak to Gemma East for advice or to make a referral. Children who are referred to Sure Start Speech Therapy Services will be seen for an assessment and further support will be offered if required