Children's Speech and Language Therapy Service Bexley

We assess and treat speech, language, and swallowing problems.  We provide specialist advice so that children and teenagers develop communication skills , to the best of their ability.

We help children and young people who have difficulties with:

  • understanding language
  • spoken language
  • speech sounds
  • social communication
  • a stammer
  • a voice problem
  • swallowing.

Who do we see?

  • Pre-school children registered, or about to register with a Bexley GP
  • School aged children attending a Bexley school
  • Young people aged 16 -19 years in full-time education in Bexley.

Referrals can be made by your Health Visitor, nursery staff, school teacher, a doctor or your GP. 

You can also contact us to ask about a referral or for advice.

What do we do?

We support children and young people with communication difficulties or a physical swallowing difficulty.  By helping the child to communicate to the best of his or her ability we aim to improve learning, social skills and independence. 

We advise nursery and school staff on resources.  We demonstrate activities and strategies to develop and support communication.  We also deliver workshops and training, so that nursery and school staff can support your child’s communication in everyday situations.

We provide appointments in clinics and early years centres for children under 5.

For children of school age we provide a clinic appointment if your child has a stammer, a disorder of speech, or a voice disorder.  For children and young people with speech delay, language or social communication difficulties we usually visit the school. 

What happens next?

After the referral is received at Acorns SPA, the referral information is read by the Speech and Language Team.  An appointment is made for your child at a health site, children’s centre, at home or at school.

Categories

  • Community health services (children)

Services provided

  • Speech and language therapy

Related Information

Acorns, Queen Mary's Hospital

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How to find us:

The hospital is beside the A20 Sidcup Bypass, and you should come off at Frognal Corner onto the A222. Queen Mary’s Hospital has 350 pay and display public parking spaces with bays for people with disabilities outside each main building.  There is a pay and display car park next to Acorns.

Address:

Acorns
Children and Young People’s Services
Queen Mary’s Hospital
Frognal Place
Sidcup
Kent

DA14 6LT

Public phone number:

Children's Speech and Language Therapy Service: 0203 004 0092

Email address:

oxl-tr.BexleySCS-SPA@nhs.net

1 Comments

Hello,

Can you please let me know if Becket secondary schools buy in speech and language. In particular if St Columbus secondary school buy in this service. If some secondary schools buy in this service can you please list the schools close to Belvedere

Dear Amanda

Thank you for your question about speech and language therapy services to Secondary Schools in your area.

Please contact myself on 0203 004 0092 to discuss, or the Special Educational Needs Coordinator at St Columba's School.

Kind regards

Lindsay Malekzai
Lead Speech and Language Therapist

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