Barnsley children’s speech and language therapy
Service changes due to Covid-19
The Barnsley children’s speech and language therapy service are working differently at the moment due to the Covid-19 crisis. We are still working to help children and families who are referred to us. We are still accepting referrals but most of our appointments are now by telephone or video. From the end of September 2020 we will be offering a limited number of face to face appointments either in health centres or your child’s setting. These will be where we need to do some essential work or activities that cannot be done by telehealth. As a result, these appointments are likely to be “one-offs” with further appointment being offer by telehealth.
The Barnsley children’s speech and language therapy team provide services for people in the whole borough of Barnsley. We work with children and young people who have speech, language and communication problems. We also support children and young people with eating and drinking difficulties.
We have a team of speech and language therapists who are based around the local area. You may hear people refer to a speech and language therapists as a SALTs or SLT.
The team has general and specialist speech and language therapists. There are specialists for:
- Children who stammer
- Children with complex special needs
- Children with eating and drinking difficulties
- Children with specific speech and language disorder
- Children who need alternative ways to communicate
Within the team we also have speech and language therapy assistants who work with children, clerical officers who provide administrative support and clinical managers.
We are based at Kendray hospital but our therapists work from locations throughout the area of Barnsley. See the Contact Us section for information about how to get in touch.
The children’s speech and language therapy service is part of Barnsley therapy services – provided by South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.