Skip to main content

SEND Local Offer Rutland Information Service

Children's Speech and Language Service

We are a team of speech and language therapists and support workers who provide services to children and young people across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

We offer a range of services for children and young people who have difficulties with:

  • Speech, language and communication skills
  • Eating, drinking and swallowing skills

The service works closely with families, parents and carers to improve children and young people’s progress in these areas and to ensure that their potential for learning , social and emotional development is reached.

We work in partnership with a range of other agencies and colleagues including schools, Early Years settings, children’s centres, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, medical teams and the voluntary sector.

Who to contact

0116 2955256

Where to go

Bridge Park Plaza
Corporate Offices, Bridge Park Plaza
Bridge Park Road

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Mon - Fri 08.30am - 5.00pm (some evening sessions are available)

Other Details


Age Ranges
0 - 16 or 19 years old if they attend a special school
Referral required
Referral Details

We will offer a service to children and young people:

Aged 0-16 years and young people (16-19 years in statutory education such as special school provision) with the following:

Communication difficulties, for example:

  • Speech sound difficulties, e.g. children whose speech is unclear/difficult to understand
  • Difficulties understanding spoken language
  • Difficulties using words and sentences
  • Voice difficulties
  • Stammering – a difficulty speaking fluently
  • Social interaction difficulties associated with other speech, language and communication needs.

Eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties, for example:

  • Evidence of regular coughing, spluttering, gagging or choking during meals
  • Sensory difficulties or feeding aversion with associated faltering growth

The service is not commissioned to provide a service for children or young person who:

  • Have speech, language and communication needs which could be met effectively within early year’s settings/school and/or by other agencies. The Speech & Language Therapy service will signpost other appropriate agencies and resources both within and external to LPT.
  • Have difficulties which lie in acquiring English as an additional language and are not present in their home language.
  • Have difficulties purely with attention/listening, memory, literacy, phonological awareness or has selective mutism but these are not associated with an underlying speech, language or communication difficulty.
  • Have limited food preferences but is otherwise healthy and growing well.
  • Have difficulty using utensils and feeding themselves.
  • Are aged 16-19 who are not in statutory education.
  • Have been discharged within the last 6 months because no therapy was required and there has been no change in the child/young person’s circumstances/ no additional difficulties.

If your child meets any of the above criteria then they can be referred to our service by –

Local Offer

This page was last updated on: 30/06/2020

Back to top