Making a referral
speech, language and communication referrals
eating and drinking referrals
If you are worried about a child’s eating and drinking, complete the referral checklist. This will help you decide if we are the service to help you.
- Health visitors
- School nurses
- Speech and Language Therapists
If you do want to make a referral to our service, download our referral form here.
Return the forms by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Return the referral form to us by post:
Children’s Speech and Language Therapy
If the child is at school or nursery, print off this placement letter and give it to their teacher. Ask them to complete it and send it to us. This will give us more information about the child and the help they need.
Selective mutism is a severe anxiety disorder where a person is unable to speak in certain social situations, such as with classmates at school or to relatives they do not see very often.
As this is an anxiety disorder we do not offer a service for this condition. However, if you are concerned that the child or young person has other speech, language and communication difficulties, please refer for us to check that there are no underlying difficulties.
We do not offer a service for children or young person with voice difficulties e.g. concerns about pitch, tone, voice quality. These children are seen by the Speech and Language Therapy Service at Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (BHNFT). Contact them on 01226 432377.
What happens next
Once we receive the referral, we will contact the parent/legal guardian with the next available telephone appointment. The child does not need to be present for this first appointment.