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Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy
Speech and language therapy services are available for children with a North East Essex GP who are aged 3 to 7 years and for children with health needs outside this age range.
We work in partnership with parents, carers and other professionals to promote positive outcomes for children who are referred to the service with communication or physical eating and drinking needs.
Services we provide:
Individual and group therapy sessions
Verbal and written advice
Provision of resources
Close liaison with other services including schools and nurseries
Training to junior and secondary schools and to children’s centres
We work with children with the following difficulties:
- Eating and Drinking
- Attention and Listening
- Speech sound difficulties
- Using and understanding words and sentences
- Voice disorders (eg persistent hoarse voice)
- Selective Mutism/ anxiety about talking
We also help with and/or provide information on the
- Before Talking
- Other ways of Communicating
- Speaking in more than one language.
- Talking for under 3 year olds.
Where the service is provided:
Clinics in Colchester, Clacton,
Dovercourt and Greenstead.
Mainstream schools, special
schools and specialist units.
When the service operates:
9-5 Monday to Friday excluding
How to access the service:
Electronic referral via the
website by professionals such as school staff, GPs, Paediatricians, Health
visitors, HIS nurses.
ACE Speech and Language Therapists aim for the children of
North East Essex to be able to communicate to their optimum ability.