Speech and Language Therapy (children and young people)
The city-wide service provides assessment ,diagnosis and
appropriate management of children aged 0-16 years (or up to 19
years if the young person attends a Manchester Special Support
School ) who have speech, language and communication needs,
including difficulties with feeding and swallowing, social
communication and voice.
Our service also includes difficulties with feeding and
swallowing, social communication or voice.
Speech and language therapists (SLTs) are also involved in
helping children use alternative forms of communication such as
signs or pictures. Early help and prevention of communication
difficulties also figures highly in service delivery.
SLTs work with children, families and other professionals in a
range of settings. These include home, health centres, schools,
early years settings, etc.
The service is broadly divided into the following key areas
- Early Years service is typically for children under 5 across
the city. There is a focus on prevention as well as early
- Health Centre based service for school age children presenting
with speech sound, fluency or voice difficulties.
- Mainstream service to primary and secondary schools delivering
speech and language therapy to children in a multi-agency
- Specialist Support Schools service, primary and secondary, for
children with severe and persistent communication needs.
- Traded SLT service delivering intervention to mainstream
primary and secondary schools via a funded service level
The service is delivered in a variety of community settings
across Manchester including homes, health centres, schools
and early years settings.
Administrative base: Longsight Health Centre,526-528 Stockport
Road, Longsight, Manchester M13 0RR.
9.00am-5.00pm, Monday to Friday
No service is provided on bank holidays or out of hours
Speech and Language Therapy Service Longsight Health Centre Tel:
0161 248 1208 The service is delivered in a variety of community
settings, educational, private and voluntary sectors and children
and young people's homes across Manchester.
Head of Service:
SLT Team Leader: Louise Lee
The service is delivered by a skill mix team of registered
specialist paediatric SLTs and trained Language Development
Speech, language and communication difficulties
Feeding and swallowing difficulties
Social communication difficulties
Completion of the Children's Community Services Referral
The service is offered to children who are listed to a
Manchester GP or attend a Manchester school.
Manchester City Council
Department of Health
Department of Education
Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
- raises awareness and to create better services and provision for
children and young people with speech and language impairments
The Communication Trust http://www.thecommunicationtrust.org.uk/
Action for Children
- children's charity that supports and speaks out for the UK's most
vulnerable children and young people
Contact a family
provides support, advice and information for families with disabled
children, no matter what their condition or disability.
The Literacy Trust
- independent charity that transforms lives through literacy
works to support the development of speech, language and
communication skills in all children with a special focus on those
who find this hard: children with speech, language and
Awards / Recognitions:
Manchester PCT Gold Award for Clinical Governance 2010