Barking and Dagenham Children’s Integrated Therapies – SALT, OT & PT

Children’s Integrated Therapies

The Children’s Integrated Therapies (CIT) service is part of Barking and Dagenham Targeted Services. The CIT offers both integrated and single therapies dependent upon need and will provide specialist assessment, treatment and management for those children that meet the criteria for the service. The CIT service will offer *universal services in the form of training to parents, nurseries and Schools, *targeted services offering early intervention and blocks of therapeutic intervention and *specialist services requiring trans- disciplinary interventions and specialist services such as dysphagia (eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties).

*Definitions of Universal, Targeted and Specialist Service.docx [docx] 794KB

The team works with children and young people (CYP) aged 0-19 in schools, children’s centres, clinics and their homes to assess need, train and empower children, their care givers and school staff and deliver specific therapeutic packages of care. CYP who have an Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP) will be treated according to the requirements of the plan.

The CIT has 6 pathways that CYP may be accepted onto:

  • SALT Specialist Specific – Deafness, Stammering, Speech Sound Disorder
  • Language
  • Social Communication
  • Complex Needs and Dysphagia
  • Motor (TBC)
  • Motor (TBC)

Each of these Pathways has clear entry criteria and set packages of care based on need. Click on each pathway below for more information.

The CIT team work with colleagues in education and social care to deliver an integrated service for children and young people and will share information only to support the care outcomes for the Child or Young Person.

LBBD also offer a pre referral advice service for under 5 year olds and Play and Communication groups in Childrens Centres, please contact your local Childrens Centre for further information. To find out more go the Barking and Dagenham website.

Complex Needs and Dysphagia Pathway

Barking and Dagenham Local Offer

The Barking and Dagenham Local Offer website helps children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities and their families find the information and support they are looking for, from across the Barking and Dagenham local area.

www.lbbd.gov.uk/localoffer

Patient Information

Contact our service in Barking and Dagenham 

Single Point of Access (SPA)                                         

Service address
Children and Family Centre
Axe Street
Barking IG11 7LZ
Tel: 0300 300 1751
Email: BDSpCommChildren@nelft.nhs.uk

Clinics where service is offered

  • The Child and Family Centre, Axe Street, Barking IG11 7LZ

  • Julia Engwell Health Centre, Woodward Road, Dagenham RM9 4SR

Referrals

Referrals are accepted from parents/guardians and healthcare, education and social care professionals. Referrals forms should be posted or emailed to the service at the address above. Please refer to the 'For clinicians' page for more information.

For clinicians

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