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 education whose speech, language, communication or feeding difficulties impact on their lives. We aim to provide practical advice and support to empower 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 is Speech, Language and Communication?

Children may have difficulties with different aspects of their talking.

Speech and Language Therapists define these areas as:

Speech is how individual speech sounds are made and linked together to form words. Different speech sounds develop at different ages and it is normal for young children to change and miss out some sounds in their talking.

You can support your child’s speech sound development through Sound Bombardment activities and Syllable Clapping activities.

Language is the understanding of words and sentences, and using words and sentences.

You can support your child’s early language development by using our Top Tips.

Communication is the skills we need when communicating with people, such as turn taking, eye contact and showing interest in others.

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

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

If your child is already known to our service, please follow the advice you have been given by the Speech and Language Therapist. If you have any queries, please contact us via the number below.

If you live in the Cardiff and Vale area and have concerns about your child’s speech, language, communication or feeding skills and they are not currently known to our service, please phone us to discuss your concerns.

Contact details

Address
Children’s Speech and Language Therapy Service
Cardiff and Vale UHB
1st Floor, Woodlands House
Maes-y-Coed Road
Cardiff
CF14 4HH

Telephone: 029 2183 6585

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