Family access

How do you access the service?  

School-age children

We accept requests for our specialist support and advice from schools where targeted support by education professionals has not resulted in the expected progress. Paediatricians and other health professionals may also refer children for assessment and support for problems associated with hearing impairment, cleft palate, velopharyngeal impairment, swallowing difficulties and where a diagnosis of autism is being considered.

Under 5s - Ready STEADI Chat!

The NEW easy access pathway for Early Years 0-5 years children will commence from the 17 April 2023.  This means we will be offering regular NHS Speech and Language Early Advice session's for children under 5 years of age across the county (Dorset and BCP) at a variety of locations. Click the link below for more information.

Information on Ready STEADI Chat sessions for under 5's

If you have concerns regarding your child’s speech, language and communication needs, please contact the professionals mentioned above. For all other queries, please email the team and one of the team will get back to you as soon as possible.

If you have been asked to provide more information about your child before an appointment which we have sent you in the post, please do so by clicking on the link below.

Please note this is NOT required before a Ready STEADI Chat session, only fill this out if you have been asked to.

Case history forms
Contact us Speech and language therapy service (Children & young people’s)