Speech and Language Therapy, Lincolnshire Community Health Services
Speech and Language Therapy is part of Lincolnshire Community Health Services (LCHS) Children's Therapy team. This team also includes Children's Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy. The team work across the county in a variety of settings with children and young people aged 0-19 years who have identified Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) and / or motor difficulties with eating, drinking or swallowing.
The Speech and Language Therapy team consists of Speech and Language Therapists and assistants.
The aim of the team is to help the child/young person reach their full potential through providing appropriate intervention, advice and support.
They do this by carrying out highly specialist assessments to identify the need and, in partnership with the child or young person; parents, schools or nurseries, goals are set and management options agreed upon.
The service works closely with parents, children’s centre staff and school staff to implement the strategies and targeted therapy that a child will need.
The service advises on and supports the introduction of augmentative forms of communication such as Makaton / voice output communication aids (VOCAS).
Interventions may be in the form of time - limited specific targeted work, programmed support or advice and strategies integrated into the child's daily routines. The therapists do not work with the child or young person indefinitely but aim to empower them and their parents to become the experts in their own care seeking advice from the therapists when necessary. In working very closely with other professionals in health, education and social care such as teachers, pre school staff, specialist nurses and parents / carers the therapists can advise on ways to improve communication and language development.
Who to contact
Where to go
- Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust
- LN5 7JH
Time / Date Details
- Opening Times
Opening Times Day Opening Time Closing Time Monday 08:30 17:00 Tuesday 08:30 17:00 Wednesday 08:30 17:00 Thursday 08:30 17:00 Friday 08:30 17:00
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type FREE
- Referral required
- Referral Details
We have an open referral system with referrals made by a range of health, education, early years practitioners and parents.
Referrals to be sent to –
Children's Therapy Service, Referral Registration, Johnson Community Hospital, Spalding Road, Spalding, Pinchbeck, PE11 3PB.
Referrals are screened by the central screening team.
We offer a specialist telephone consultation service offering advice and reassurance for those in low risk categories, reducing the need for face to face contact.
For self-referrals parents/carers can call 01522 309025
Early identification of children with additional educational needs.
Specialist assessment contributing to the identification of childs needs.
Specific language impairment
Alternative and Augmentative Communication
Dysphagia - Eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties arising from a physical cause
- Specialist Facilities
Venues will have been selected to meet the individual needs of the child regarding access.
- Training details
Therapists trained to degree level regarding children with additional communication needs.
Therapists are registered with Health Care Professions Council. (HCPC)
Specialist SLTs have undertaken appropriate post graduate training.
- Local Offer Age Bands
Primary (4-10 years)
Secondary (11-16 years)
Early Years (0-4 years)
- SEN Provision Type
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