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Our children’s speech and language therapy service supports children and young people up to 18 years old.

We can help with a variety of problems including:

  • Feeding and swallowing difficulties
  • Mild, moderate or severe learning difficulties
  • Physical disabilities
  • Language delay
  • Specific language impairment
  • Specific difficulties in producing sounds
  • Cleft palate
  • Autism/social interaction difficulties
  • Voice disorders

We also have special services to help if your child has a stammer. Our speech and language therapy team can help them to increase their confidence in speaking, help with their fluency and also give you targeted help on specific speaking situations which they may struggle with.

We deliver the speech and language therapy service in clinics, children’s centres, schools, special schools and at home.

The team

Our service is delivered in a number of ways by speech and language therapists, assistant speech and language therapists, by assistants in schools and also through our home programmes.

Contacts

If you are a parent or carer you can contact our speech and language therapy service directly, just contact the nearest team to where your child lives (see contact details below).  Alternatively health visitors, GPs and school staff can make a referral for a child or young person.

North Tyneside

Department of speech and language therapy

Albion Road Resource Centre

North Shields

Tyne and Wear

NE29 OHG

Tel: 0191 2196711

Alnwick or Berwick

Speech and Language Therapy 
North Locality Team
Consulting rooms
Infirmary drive

Alnwick

NE66 2NR

Tel: 01665 511 880

Castle Morpeth, Ashington or Wansbeck

Speech and Language Therapy 
Central Locality Team
Child Health Centre

Woodhorn Lane

Ashington

NE63 9JJ


Tel: 01670 564066

Blyth Valley

Speech and Language Therapy
 South East Locality Team

Brockwell Clinic

Northumbrian Road

Cramlington

NE23 1XZ


Tel: 01670 392754

Tynedale area

Speech and Language Therapy 
West Locality Team

Corbridge Health Centre

Newcastle Road

Corbridge

NE45 5LG


Tel: 01434 636940

Useful links

www.nas.org.uk - the National Autistic Society website contains information about autism as well as links to help available for both children and parents.

Downs Syndrome educational trust

Afasic - national charity that helps families affected by speech and language problems

Contact a Family  - UK charity providing advice, information and support to the parents of all disabled children - no matter what their disability or health condition

ICAN - a national charity that works to help children communicate

National Literacy Trust 

British Stammering Association - information aimed at adults, parents, teenagers and teachers and employers.

www.apraxia-kids.org - this is an American website containing information on and about children who suffer from apraxia

Speech Teach - for parents with children with speech difficulties and provides chat room facilities and materials for working with your child

The Hanen Centre  - information about training programmes for young children with language delay issues

Makaton  - information about Makaton, a language programme that incorporates signing into a child’s communication to assist with their overall communication development