Child and adolescent speech and language therapy (SALT)

The speech and language therapy (SALT) service for children provides specialist assessment, diagnosis, treatment and management of communication and/or feeding and swallowing difficulties for children and young people from birth up to the age of 16 years (or up to 19th birthday for those with an Education Health Care Plan).

The team works with parents, carers, early years practitioners, schools and other healthcare professionals to create a supportive environment for the development of communication skills.

The  service supports children and young people who are displaying:

  • voice disorders
  • stammering
  • hearing impairment
  • language delay and disorder
  • speech sound difficulties
  • eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties

Pre-referral service: Together with staff from the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, the service provides advice sessions at Children's Centres as well as Play and Language groups. Please contact the manager of your local Children's Centre to book a session: www.lbbd.gov.uk/residents/children-young-people-and-families

Patient Information

Contact our service in Barking and Dagenham

Speech and language therapy service for children.
Child and Family Centre
79 Axe Street
Barking
IG11 7LZ

Tel: 0300 300 1754
Email address for enquiries: bdsalt.admin@nelft.nhs.uk
Email address for referrals: nem-tr.BDTCSreferrals@nhs.net
Opening Times: 9am-5pm. (clinics for stammering and voice run to 7pm)

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 the For clinicians page for more information.