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Where to start if you are concerned about your child's talking

If you are concerned about an aspect of your child's communication, our CSLT Toolkit contains lots of advice and practical strategies that you can try at home to help. Follow the links below to find out where to start.

Where to start if your child isn't talking yet

Where to start if your child isn't using many words yet

Where to start if you're concerned about your child's speech sounds

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 sltleedstraining@nhs.net 

Screening tool request form

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

Referrals 

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 

Public

Parents/Carers - Please download the referral form here

Stammering support - 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

Communications Aids Service (CAS) Pathway - Please download Exclusion/Inclusion matrix 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

Contact 

Tel: 0113 8433650

Email: tina.ford01@nhs.net

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
Leeds
LS6 1PF

As part of the response to Covid-19, there are some differences in how we are able to deliver your care at this time. We will contact you either by letter or phone to explain the level of support we can provide. We continue to accept referrals and will offer support as soon as possible. Current waiting times are around 18 weeks

Service Downloads and Useful Links 

We are currently reviewing our website to make all content accessible. If you are looking for a download, such as a leaflet or booklet that you can no longer find, please contact the service on the details above.

View all our resources here

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