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Speech and Language Therapy screening tool

Our screening assessment tool uses pictures and tasks to help identify children who may have speech, language or communication difficulties. By completing the screen, you will know if the child would benefit from some extra support or whether they would meet the criteria for a referral to the Children's Speech and Language Therapy Service (CSLT).

To ensure you get the most out of screening tool, we have developed a video which talks you through completing the screen and provides you with some useful tips.

To access a copy of the screen, please fill in this request form below and email it to 

Screening tool request form

If you have any questions please contact our team on 01138433600.


We have an open referral system and you can access the services in the following ways. Before making a referral you should look at the Leeds Speech and Language Therapy Service Guidelines for Referral for Children Aged 0-19 years to make sure that your referral is the right one. 

Our referral guidelines can be located here.

Referral forms 


Parents/Carers - Please download the referral form here

For professional use only

Professionals - Please download the referral form here

Communication Aids Service (CAS) - Please download the referral form here

Deaf and Hearing Impairment Team - Please download the referral for here

Feeding/ swallowing difficulty - Please download the referral form here

Stammering support - Please download the referral form here


Tel: 0113 8433650


8:30am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday

Attendance is by appointment only

All enquiries to:

Central CSLT Admin Team
Leeds Community Healthcare Headingley Park
Stockdale House
8 Victoria Road

Across mainstream schools and clinics, we are experiencing, on average, an 18 week wait from receipt of referral to the phone call to a parent or school to book in an appointment. We are currently working towards reducing the waiting times to 12 weeks.  

Service Downloads and Useful Links 

View all our resources here

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