Speech and Language Therapy (Children)

Walsall Children’s Speech and Language Therapy service works collaboratively with families, education, social care, private, voluntary and independent sector, children centres and other health providers, adhering to jointly agreed protocols.

The services works with a range of people who have difficulties in the following areas:

  • Speech/pronunciation
  • Language development – understanding and use
  • Social communication
  • Dysphagia (swallowing difficulties)
  • Dysfluency
  • Voice disorders
  • Alternative and augmentative communication users
  • Hearing impairment
  • Cleft palate
  • To provide training to families and other professionals to increase their skills to manage difficulties and enhance communication.

    The service operates from a range of school, community clinics, children’s centres and resource centres across Walsall.


    Walsall speech and Language Therapy are able to offer a range of training on how to support children and their communication and swallowing needs. Please also look at our ‘Traded Services’ leaflet for more detail around what training packages we can offer.

    For further information on the courses we offer please contact the team on walsall.slt@nhs.net.

    Appointments are offered Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm.

    Speech & Language Therapy Service
    First Floor
    Blakenall Village Centre
    Thames Road
    WS3 1LZ

    Tel: 01922 605400 (option 3)
    Fax: 01922 605405

    Twitter: @SpeechWalsall

    Email: Walsall.slt@NHS.net
    (for referral and patient-specific liaison)

    Email: SLTinfo@walsall.nhs.uk
    (general queries only)

    Walsall Speech and Language Therapy department operates an open referral process for individuals requiring speech, language or dysfluency appointments.

    To refer please complete a referral form.

    Patients requiring voice therapy need to been seen by ENT (Ear, Nose, Throat) first. If you have concerns regarding changes to your voice your GP will be able to refer you to ENT.

    Please note that Walsall Speech and Language Therapy are only able to accept referrals for people living in Walsall, those with a Walsall GP or children attending a school in Walsall.

    Feeding and Swallowing Difficulties

    If you have any concerns with regards to your child eating or drinking (e.g. coughing, choking, difficulties with chewing or if your child is having frequent chest infections) anyone can make a referral to the speech and language therapy department with consent from the parent/legal guardian.

    General Information

    Clinical information


    Cleft Lip and Palate


    Early Years

    Hearing Impairment

    Learning/Physical Difficulties