Speech and Language Therapy (Haringey Children's Service)
- Early Years’ service
Mainstream Schools service
Special Schools service
Tynemouth Road Health Centre
London N15 4RH
- Early Years: 020 3224 4399/ Mainstream and Special Schools: 020 3224 4654
We work with children who experience difficulties around speech, language, attention, listening, interaction and alternative augmentative communication. We also work with those who have eating and drinking difficulties.
What we do
- Provide support in identifying speech, language, communication and swallowing needs
- Create targeted intervention for those identified with needs
- Work with parents, teachers and other professionals to ensure the best possible outcomes for children
We believe mastering speech, language and communication is fundamental to a child’s learning, future happiness, social adjustment, emotional stability and self-esteem. We want to help children achieve their potential and make positive contributions to society and work with parents and other professionals to ensure maximum effectiveness and best possible outcomes. We train individuals and staff groups.
How we work
Therapy can be delivered in many ways, such as
- Groups of children working on the same or similar difficulties
- Individual sessions
- Personal programmes written and modelled for support staff or anyone working with a child
- Class strategies and approaches to scaffold learning
Our places of work
- Clinics within Health Centres (Tynemouth Road, Lordship Lane, The Laurels and Hornsey Central)
- Children’s centres and nurseries attached to mainstream schools
- Schools (mainstream and special)
- Home visits
We are a large team of qualified and registered health and care professionals, speech and language therapists, assistants and administrators.
I am a parent
- If you are the parent or carer of a pre-school child and are concerned about your child’s speech and language development - call our Early Years’ service on 020 3224 4399 and leave a message. One of the team will come back to you within 10 working days. This is only for parents of children not yet in education. We give information for all other parents below.
- My child is in mainstream school or a nursery attached to a school – speak to staff who should share your concerns with the SENCo who can refer your child to us.
- My child is about to start a special school (The Brook, The Vale, Mulberry Autism Unit, Blanche Neville, Riverside or Haringey Sixth Form) - please ask staff to put you in touch with the school’s Speech and Language Therapist.
I am a SENCo (School)
- You can email your referral here
- I am interested in buying in extra speech and language provision - contact firstname.lastname@example.org for Primary or Andrew.email@example.com for Secondary on 020 3224 4654.
I am a Health professional (GP or HV)
- See our form under the Referral tab. Or email whh-tr.SpeechandLanguageTherapyReferrals@nhs.net with queries.
- BBC Tiny Happy People
- Speech and Language UK is the first stop for information on children’s communication.
- National Literacy Trust Great ways to play and learn at home.
- National Literacy Trust Bilingual tips on helping children develop talking and listening skills
- SEND Haringey’s Special Educational Needs and Disabilities service has a lot of help and information on its language and social communication website pages. You can also sign up for an emailed newsletter.
- Stamma, The British Stammering Association is your first point of contact for impartial information and support on stammering
- Contact for advice, information and support for families with disabled children.
- National Autistic Society is a UK charity for people with autism and their families
- Bliss is the charity for babies born prematurely or sick.
Monday to Friday
9am to 5pm
9am to 5pm
Last updated16 Oct 2023