Children's Speech and Language Therapy

The Children’s Speech and Language Therapy Service works with families, education staff and other health professionals to support children’s speech, language, communication and feeding skills.

  • We work with children aged from birth through to the end of their full-time statutory education whose speech, language, communication or feeding difficulties impact on their lives.
  • We aim to provide practical advice and support to empower the child, and/or the people within the child’s support network, to develop their functional communication and feeding skills.
  • We are here to support families when they need us and our involvement with families will depend on their individual needs.

What to do if you are concerned about your child’s speech, language, communication or feeding skills?

The Children’s Speech and Language Therapy Service is here to help you support your child’s speech, language and communication skills. Our dysphagia team can offer advice and support regarding your child’s feeding and swallowing skills.

Please click on the link below to guide you to the relevant advice for you and your child.

Useful Links

Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) is the professional body for speech and language therapists in the UK.

Talk With Me

Talk With Me is a campaign page from the Welsh Government. The page includes sections for parents and practitioners, with information and resources to help children with learning to talk. Resources will be updated and added as they are developed over the course of the ‘Talk With Me’ campaign.

Afasic

Afasic provides information and support to help children and young people with speech and language difficulties, and their families.

SNAP Cymru

SNAP Cymru provides information, advice and support for parents, children and young people who have, or may have, special educational needs or disabilities.

ICAN

I CAN’s Talking Point gives parents/carers and professionals information and advice to help children develop their speech, language and communication skills.

RADLD

RADLD is a website with information and resources for professionals and families focusing on Raising Awareness of Developmental Language Disorder.

Speech Link and Language Link

The Speech Link and Language Link website has resources and ideas for parents and schools to support children’s speech and language skills.

Cardiff Local Education Authority (LEA)

Cardiff Local Education Authority is responsible for education services across Cardiff.

Cardiff Flying Start

Cardiff Flying Start Services provide additional support and advice to families with pre-school children in Cardiff within the eligible postcode areas.

Cardiff Family Advice and Support

Cardiff Family Advice and Support offers a range of information, advice and assistance for children, young people and their families in Cardiff. The team can provide information and advice areas including: family life, child behaviour, childcare, parental support, school attendance, employment, money and housing, as well as information and signposting to other services.

One Group

One Group provides opportunities to meet other parents and children in Cardiff, and to get advice from Health, Education and Social Care.

Vale Local Education Authority (LEA)

Vale Local Education Authority (LEA) is responsible for education services across The Vale of Glamorgan.

Vale Flying Start Services

Vale Flying Start Services provide additional support and advice to families with pre-school children in The Vale of Glamorgan within the eligible postcode areas.

Parenting

Give it Time offers free practical support and guidance to all families across Wales.

Children in Wales

Children in Wales is the national umbrella body for organisations and individuals who work with children, young people and their families in Wales.

British Stammering Association

British Stammering Association offers support and information for those that stammer and those in contact with them

Selective Mutism Information and Research Association

SMIRA (Selective Mutism Information & Research Association) provides information and resources to support people with Selective Mutism and their families.

The National Autistic Society

The National Autistic Society is the UK’s leading charity for people with a diagnosis of autism and their families.

Down’s Syndrome Association

The Down’s Syndrome Association provides a range of information and advice for individuals with Down’s syndrome and their families, as well as information for professionals.

Action on Hearing Loss

Action on Hearing Loss (the trading name for RNID) provides support for deaf people and those with hearing loss and tinnitus.

British Deaf Association

British Deaf Association works to raise awareness, recognition and respect, and achieve equality of access and opportunity for deaf people.

Royal National Institute for the Blind

The Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) provides information and support for the community of blind and partially sighted people.

Cerebral Palsy Cymru

Cerebral Palsy Cymru is a specialist treatment and training centre, and a charity dedicated to supporting children and families of those with cerebral palsy and similar neurological conditions.

BBC Tiny Happy People

BBC Tiny Happy People has lots of ideas and advice about child development, including how to support your child’s communication skills.

BBC Parents’ Toolkit

BBC Parents’ Toolkit: SEND has resources, activities and support for families with children who have Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

The National Literacy Trust

National Literacy Trust provides a range of resources and information to encourage parents and carers to talk more to their children, and information on books appropriate for different age groups.


Words for Life

Words for Life provides parents, children and young people with activities and support to improve their language, literacy and communication skills at home.

Barnardo’s

Barnardo’s is a children’s charity that protects and supports vulnerable children and young people in the UK.


These links are being provided for information purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by the Cardiff and Vale Children’s Speech and Language Therapy Service of any of the products, services or opinions of the organisation or individuals. The Cardiff and Vale Children’s Speech and Language Therapy Service bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links.

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