**UPDATE ON 'REQUEST FOR SUPPORT'**

Due to the current public health advice about social distancing, we are not accepting new referrals for Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy at the current time other than for feeding/swallowing concerns and Route 29.

 

Please contact our helpline: 0161 206 2509 for general support and advice during this time.

 

You could also contact us directly via the Speak Up Salford e-mail at speakup.salford@srft.nhs.uk

 

Follow the link below to view how a child's speech and language skills typically develops. Doing this before contacting our helpline may help us understand what areas you are concerned about- https://ican.org.uk/i-cans-talking-point/parents/ages-and-stages/

 

 

Feeding and Swallowing Difficulties

Many Speech and Language Therapists are trained to assess, diagnose and treat children's feeding and swallowing difficulties, as well as their communication skills.

 

The infant and toddler forum website has some information around feeding development stages. You can access the site here.

 

Health professionals advocate introducing weaning at 6 months of age in line with World Health Organisation guidelines.

 

Request for Support form- Feeding and swallowing difficulties.