Parents
& Carers

School Age Children

Speech and Language Therapist's often work in mainstream schools. Services within school may include:

  • Observation of a child in school.  
  • Ongoing assessment of a child's communication needs.
  • The Speech and Language Therapist will liaise with and provide advice/targeted programmes to education staff in order to support a child's communication skills in school.
  • The duration and frequency of the above services will be dependent on the needs of the child.

Please contact your local clinic if you have any questions regarding your child's Speech and Language Therapy input in school. 

 

The following clinics have a Speech and Language Therapy service on specific days. 


You can contact the Speech and Language Therapist at the clinics listed below.  You will be able to leave a message on the answer-phone if the therapist is unavailable. 

Eccles Gateway
18 Barton Road, Eccles, Salford M30 0EP
Telephone 0161 206 2697

Newbury Place Health Centre

55 Rigby St, Salford M7 4NX

Telephone 0161 206 1753

Irlam Medical Centre
Macdonald Road, Irlam, M44 5LH
Telephone 0161 206 1712

Little Hulton Children's Centre
Longshaw Drive, Little Hulton, M28 0BD
Telephone 206 1522

Pendleton Gateway
1 Broadwalk, Salford M6 5FX
Telephone 0161 206 1522

Swinton Gateway
100 Chorley Road, Swinton, M27 6BP
Telephone 0161 793 3770

Walkden Gateway
2 Smith Street, Walkden, Manchester M28 3EZ
Telephone 0161 206 1654

The Willows
Lords Avenue, Weaste, Salford, M5 2JR
Telephone 0161 206 1665

 

Local Initiatives

Early Years Initiatives

Our Early years team are currently working together with the Association of Greater Manchester Authorities, this includes a rollout of language screening of children using Wellcomm tool.

School Age Initiatives

We currently offer a range of virtual training sessions to schools for free! SENCo's will have been informed of training dates that you can book your staff on to. Please contact Fiona Taylor (fiona.taylor@nca.nhs.uk) or your Link SLT if you have any questions about this. 

 

 Enhanced Services initiatives

The Enhanced Speech and Language Therapy (SALT) Service offer bought-in input in schools. This might involve universal input, individual or group interventions. The Enhanced Team also support schools and staff to develop communication friendly environments and deliver training. For further information, please contact Fiona Taylor – fiona.taylor@nca.nhs.uk

 

I would also like to say that I am very impressed with the work Speech and Language Therapist is doing in school as well as the professional way she deals with my parents and her helpful advise to my staff. I believe credit where credit is due.

School staff

Lorna is amazing to work with and has made such an impact on our school provision, we are lucky to have her!

School SENCo

My child absolutely LOVES coming to see you, you are so good with him. We are extremely grateful for all of your care and support. He is counting down the days until we can come again.

Parent

We loved our sessions with Lucie, we found her to be positive and encouraging, we have already seen a huge improvement in his communication, using words and attempting new words to communicate with us in everyday tasks and his confidence in learning new words has shot up, he’s attempting 2 word phrases pretty well and even attempted 3 words on a couple of occasions. The difference for us is huge and we feel Lucie has set us up to keep improving now that the sessions are over.

Parent

I just wanted to send a quick email to say thank you for the training you delivered for us this afternoon, it was so useful and informative. It was great to have further training that was bespoke to Early Years and built on what we had done in the whole school training. We're excited to start implementing it for our children.

Early Years Teacher

I have just attended the virtual open evening and I thought it was a really nice way to explain the role and introduce the team as opposed to reading it on a job ad. I felt very lucky to have seen many of the benefits Fiona spoke about too so thank you for providing me with the opportunity to sit in on the training sessions.

Speech and Language Therapy Student

I am new to the role and I have found all members of the team extremely helpful and have gone out of their way to support me.

School SENCo

This is great and I am so appreciative of your support. We have nothing but fantastic things to say about the Salford SALT team and the support that you have given to both of our children.

Parent