Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) - children

Ealing Children's Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) service is part of the Ealing Service for Children with Additional Needs (ESCAN) which brings together health, social care and educational services for children. We work together with parents/carers and professionals to support children with a range of communication and swallowing needs.



About the service


We are a team of over 70 speech and language therapists working in Ealing to support the speech, language, communication, eating, drinking and swallowing of children (0-18 years) in Ealing.


We aim to:

  • prevent speech, language and communication difficulties 
  • give families and professionals the information, skills and confidence to support their child’s communication and swallowing
  • support children to reach their full potential.

We work with children and families in different ways:

  • assessments
  • giving tips, advice and strategies
  • giving therapy in groups or individual sessions 
  • training parents/carers and professionals to give them skills and confidence 
  • working in lots of different places: schools, nurseries, children’s centres, clinics, children’s homes
  • Working together with professionals to help children.

Get in touch


Ealing Children's Speech and Language Service, Carmelita House 21-22 The Mall, Ealing, W5 2PJ

Telephone number:  020 8825 8856 

Email: wlm-tr.ealingpaedssltreferrals@nhs.net

Facebook: www.facebook.com/sltealing 


Children and young people that we work with 


We help with: 

  • selective mutism or speaking anxiety
  • understanding language
  • talking
  • speech sounds (pronunciation)
  • speaking fluently (a stammer/stutter)
  • voice disorders
  • social communication difficulties or Autism
  • ongoing eating, drinking or swallowing difficulties.




Referrals


How to get help


It is never ‘too early’ to refer a child for speech and language support. If you are worried about a child’s communication or swallowing, please see below for how to refer to our service.


Children under 5:

  • If your child goes to a mainstream school/nursery in Ealing speak to the school’s SENCo (Special Educational Needs Coordinator) about making a referral.
  • If your child does not go to a mainstream school/nursery, any health or education professional can make a referral. A referral form called an Early Help Assessment Plan (EHAP) can be used to make a referral for children under 5. For more information on EHAPs, please visit the Family Information Service website or call Ealing’s Family Information Service on 020 8825 5588. Or you can visit your GP.
  • If your child has eating, drinking or swallowing needs, any health or education professional can make a referral.

Children over 5:

  • If your child goes to a mainstream school/nursery in Ealing speak to the school’s SENCo (Special Educational Needs Coordinator) about making a referral.
  • If your child has an Ealing GP but does not go to a school in Ealing please visit your GP.
  • If your child has eating, drinking or swallowing needs any health or education professional can make a referral.

Look at our Facebook page for tips and help! www.facebook.com/sltealing


Contact us

If you have any questions about Ealing Community Partners or your care please call 

0300 12345 44


Ealing Community Partners: NHS, Ealing Council, voluntary & specialist providers working together to deliver health & social care for the people of Ealing  

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