We provide universal, targeted and specialist services that supply specialist assessment, diagnosis and therapy for children and young people with communication and/or feeding/swallowing difficulties.
The Speech and Language Therapy Service is provided by the Black Country Partnership Trust (BCPFT). Our therapists see children with a range of difficulties including; difficulty understanding spoken language, putting sentences together or communicating appropriately with others, being late in starting to talk, unclear speech or stammering/stuttering, voice problems or swallowing difficulties.
These difficulties may be part of delayed development, learning difficulties, hearing impairment or physical difficulties, e.g. cleft palate, or may be a speech, language or communication difficulty without a known cause. Over 50% of referred children have a primary diagnosis of a communication difficulty and have no other health or nursing needs.