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 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 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 alternative ways to communicate
Our team also have speech and language therapy assistants and a technical officer who work with children.
Service impact due to Covid-19
We are working as hard as we can to meet the increased demand resulting from Coronavirus. However, it will take time for us to recover from the impact of the pandemic. There is a waiting list for a first appointment, and we are working through it as fast as we can.
While you are waiting for your first appointment, please have a look at our Toolkit 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.