Barnsley children’s speech and language therapy
The Barnsley children’s speech and language therapy team provide services for people in the Borough of Barnsley. We work with children and young people who have speech, language and communication needs. We also support children and young people with eating and drinking difficulties. You may hear people refer to a speech and language therapist as a SALT 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 developmental language disorder
- Children who need assessment for autism
Our team also have a link therapist to the regional cleft lip and palate service, speech and language therapy assistants and a technical officer.
Waits for the service
It is taking us time to recover from the impact of the pandemic. There is increased demand for our services and a national shortage of speech and language therapists (Source: Royal college of speech and language therapists, April 2023). There is a waiting list for a first appointment, but we are working hard to meet the demand and to recruit new staff.
While you are waiting for your first appointment, please have a look at our Website which has some fun ideas that you can try at home. You can visit our YouTube channel for lots of videos showing ways you can help.