We aim for all children to be seen within the national guidelines of 18 weeks. There is a priority system in place and children with urgent clinical needs such as dysphagia (swallowing difficulties) will be seen sooner.
Please click here to find a guide to the typical stages of speech and language development in babies, children and young people. You can also find advice on how to support your child and what to look out for.
- Face to face contact
- Letters and reports
- Phone calls, video calls and email
- Meetings at school e.g. annual reviews, IEP meetings
- Parents can also contact the CICLOs requesting an update
My child doesn’t speak much, we speak a different language at home, should we start speaking in English to them?
Use the language that you are most comfortable with. If this is your home language or a mixture of languages, then continue using that. Using your home language does not cause language difficulties.