Welcome to the speech, language and communication service. 

 

There is no manual to help us bring up our children. We hope that this area of our website helps you find the information you need to help support your child’s speech, language and communication skills. If there is some information that that you can’t find, please drop us a line at speakup.salford@nca.nhs.uk and we will get right on to it

 

Our team of Speech and Language Therapists are experts in speech, language and communication development. They specialise in helping children of all ages overcome difficulties with speech and language, as well as helping those who have problems with eating and swallowing. 


All our specialist staff are graduates with Honours and/or Masters Degrees .Our  Speech and Language Therapy are all registered with the Health  and Care Professions Council (HCPC) which is a regulatory body  ensuring  that  staff uphold a set of standards to protect the public.

 

We also have a team of Communication Development Workers (CDWs) who work closely with the Speech and Language Therapists. They have lots of experience working with children and undergo our additional training.  The CDWs focus on babies, toddlers and nursery age children, supporting parents and early years staff through home visits and our very popular parent/child interaction workshops called “Talking Tots".

 

In Salford we also have a team of specialist teachers and Educational Psychologists who work directly with children or schools to support children with additional needs.

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