What do we do?
We provide a specialist assessment and advice service for school aged children and young people with language, communication and social interaction needs.
We offer workshops for parents of primary school aged children to help them to support their child at home.
To help school staff to identify and support children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN), we also offer a wide range of training sessions which school staff can book onto. This training supports the schools to put in place appropriate strategies and to deliver interventions to help children to develop their language and communication at school.
Some schools in Newham commission our team to provide additional Speech and Language Therapy sessions in their school.
We also work in some Resource Provisions and a Special School (JFK) for children with Complex Needs or Autism. This part of the service is funded by the London Borough of Newham.
Who do we see?
We see children and young people who have speech, language, and communication needs which are significantly affecting their social, emotional, and / or learning development. The children who we see present with a range of needs which may include:
Developmental Language Disorder (DLD)
Social communication difficulties, including Autism
Language Disorder associated with conditions such as Downs Syndrome or Cerebral Palsy.
If a parent / carer would like an assessment of their CYP’s language and communication, they are advised to speak with the Special Needs Coordinator (SENCo) at their child’s school. They can then discuss their concerns with the SENCo and find out what language and communication support has already been offered at school. The SENCo will check the referral criteria and then make the referral to our service.
The referral criteria can be found using this link: Criteria for Referral to School.docx
The referral form can be found using this link: SCYPS Child Development Service and Therapies Referral Form.
For school aged children with language and communication difficulties, GP referrals will no longer be accepted. GP's are requested to ask parents to speak to the school SENCo to discuss their concerns.
For school age CYP with voice, fluency or speech sound difficulties please refer directly to the service using the SCYPS Child Development Services and Therapies Referral Form. Age criteria are up to 11 years old for voice and speech and up to 7 years old for fluency.
Or please follow this link to clinic SLT services.