Child and adolescent speech and language therapy (SALT)

The Speech and Language Therapy (SaLT) service for children and young people 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 end of the academic year in which they are 18 years of age 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 supports 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:

Patient Information

Contact our service in Barking and Dagenham

Speech and Language Therapy service for children and young people
Child and Family Centre
Axe Street
IG11 7LZ

Tel: 0300 300 1751
Email address for enquiries:
Email address for referrals:
Opening Times: 9am-5pm.


Referrals will be accepted from professionals in health care, education and social services, the police and the voluntary sector. Please refer to the 'For clinicians' page for more information.