Children's Speech & Language Therapy in Buckinghamshire

Schools

Background Information

Communication is a vital skill; it is crucial for learning, play, friendships, and well-being. Throughout their school life children continue to develop and consolidate their speech, language and social communication skills. Our communication skills continue to develop into adulthood – we are always learning new vocabulary (possibly linked to new hobbies or interests) and our social skills will also continue developing as we meet new friends and socialise in new environments.

Some pupils will require additional support to help them access the curriculum and to develop their social skills. Advice and resources to support the following areas are available on our Communication Carousel.

  • Attention and listening
  • Building Sentences
  • Play and Early Conversation
  • Telling Stories
  • Understanding Language
  • Vocabulary

If you would like to check the progress of a child’s communication skills (aged 0-11 years), you can use the Progress Checker on the Talking Point website. Once you have done this, you can come back to our website and look at activities for the suggested areas using our carousel.

Information and advice for schools and parents areas that Speech and Language Therapists are commonly involved can be found here.

School Advice Sessions

School advice sessions with a Speech and Language Therapist can now be accessed remotely. The sessions offer access to advice in order to enable school staff to support children and young people with speech, language and communication needs within the education setting. The therapist will advise you on how to write their advice directly into the child or young person’s SEND support plan.

What you can expect:

  • All sessions are anonymous, so please do not refer to names, addresses or DOB of the child or young person you are discussing.
  • Each session lasts up to 45 minutes and can be accessed via Microsoft Teams

To request a session please email us the completed school advice request form which can be found below. Please email your request for an advice session with the completed document to Buc-tr.cyptherapies@nhs.net with the title ‘SALT School Advice Session’ in the email subject line. Once this document has been received an advice session will be scheduled with you. Sessions will be running on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

School Advice Session Request form

External resources

Talking Point progress checker

Talking Point progress checker

Talking Point progress checker - Click here to go to Talking Point's Progress Checker, where you can check the progress of your child's language development by answering questions about their communication skills.

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Bucks Family Information Service

Bucks Family Information Service

The Buckinghamshire Family Information Service website contains information about services and activities for children and their families in Buckinghamshire.

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Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Buckinghamshire Healthcare Children and Young People's Services

Click here for information about Buckinghamshire Healthcare's health visiting, school nursing, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy services.

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Last updated: 24 September, 2020