Children's Speech and Language Therapy Contact Information

Existing Referrals and Enquiries

SLT Helpline
At any point in time, Parents or the Child’s Educational Setting can contact the SLT service with questions or to request further information, using the SLT Helpline – 01208 834488 Please note, the helpline is a call back service and a qualified SLT will return your call.

New Referrals

Contact the Early Help Hub on:
01872 322277


or if you wish to make a referral please use the appropriate link below.

The website for professionals is
The website for parents is

Children's Speech and Language Therapy

As from 23 March 2020 arrangements will be as follows:

Due to COVID 19 the children’s  Speech and Language Therapy service is not offering face to face routine appointments at this time and instead are offering telephone or video consultations. These arrangements will be reviewed regularly.

If you have any concerns regarding your child’s Speech and language and  eating and drinking you can contact us on 01208 834488 or you can contact your child’s local Speech and language therapist.


Sue Newman

Children's Therapy Lead and ASDAT Clinical Manager


The Speech and Language Therapy Service supports children and young people in Cornwall aged 0-19 years who have difficulties with communication, or with eating, drinking and swallowing.

Speech and language therapists (SLTs) are registered allied health professionals. Allied health professional is how we describe trained professionals who aren’t doctors or nurses.
The Speech and Language Therapy service supports children and young people in Cornwall aged 0-19 years who have difficulty with:

  • understanding what is said to them
  • expressing themselves
  • talking clearly (saying speech sounds)
  • stammering
  • swallowing (eating and drinking).

This can include children/young people with delay in learning to talk, speech sound production difficulties, learning difficulties, cleft palate, stammering, selective mutism, autism, hearing impairment and physical disabilities. For information about specific diagnoses see:

SLTs aim to help to develop the skills of parents/carers and other people who support the child in their everyday environments. This ensures that therapy can be non-intrusive, practical and most effective for the child/young person.

Sometimes, as part of a child’s therapy we will offer training to parents and other people working with the child. Some preschools and schools may already have attended training that will benefit children with speech and language needs.

Not all referrals need to have a face to face appointment; some may get a pack of activities and/or may be given advice and re-referral criteria. Some referrals will receive a telephone consultation, they may be signposted to another service/group, or attendance at a training course may be recommended.

Speech and Language Therapy Resources

Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy – What to expect for your School

Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy – What to expect leaflet

When to be concerned with a your child's speech [pdf] 253KB

When to be concerned with preschool language [pdf] 252KB

When to be concerned with school aged language [pdf] 414KB

Useful resources for supporting language and communication [pdf] 324KB

Useful Links
Information and advice for parents and professionals on how to help at different stages.
Advice, ideas and support.
The first point of contact for information and support on stammering, also known as stuttering.


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