The Speech and Language Therapy team provide a specialist service for children with disorders of communication and feeding.
The speech and language therapists (SLTs) within the team work with both children and young adults who have complex difficulties with communication, or with eating, drinking and swallowing.
It is our aim to provide the highest quality and clinically effective specialist Speech and Language Therapy service.
Our management will include the assessment and diagnosis of the presenting problem with recommendations for intervention and in some cases will include the provision of specific treatment regimes/protocols.
We work in conjunction with the child's locally based Speech and Language Therapy Service and other professionals involved in their care. The children we see will present with communication and feeding difficulties arising from a wide variety of paediatric conditions, syndromes and disease processes.
Speech and Language Therapy Services at Great Ormond Street Hospital are configured across the following service areas:
- In-patient service to children with communication and/or feeding difficulties
- the Craniofacial Service
- the Neurodisability Service
- the Cochlear Implant Programme
- the North Thames Regional Cleft Service directed from GOSH with some parts of the service based at St Andrews, Broomfield and the Royal London Hospital.
Therapists within the service are actively involved in research and clinical audit projects, and share findings in journal publications and through education and training at an undergraduate and postgraduate level.
For more information visit the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and Institute of Child Health (ICH) Courses and Conferences website.