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Nursery pathway

What is the Speech and Language Therapy Nursery pathway?

This pathway aims to support your child’s speech, language and communication skills by providing assessment and advice into their childcare setting. A speech and language therapist will be in touch within 12 weeks of your child being referred to this pathway, to offer an appointment.

What will happen at my child’s appointment?

The speech and language therapist will visit your child in their childcare setting. They will carry out some observations and activities with your child and speak to staff to gather more information. Assessment of your child will be appropriate for their age and speech, language and communication skills, and will often involve play.

What will happen next?

After the visit the speech and language therapist will provide a written ‘Communication Plan’ which sets out targets for nursery staff and parents or carers to work on. These targets will be reviewed each term.

Sometimes we might need to call you to discuss next steps, so if your contact details change then please make sure you let us know. Please note feedback might not be available immediately after your appointment.

How can I help my child?

The best way to help children make progress with their speech, language and communication skills is by using strategies every day in their normal environment. We will provide support in understanding these strategies but the best people to implement them are the people children see every day – their family and carers.

If you need to get in touch please call our office base on 0114 226 2333.

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Disclaimer

Please note this is a generic information sheet relating to care at Sheffield Children’s. The details in this resource may not necessarily reflect treatment at other hospitals. This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your healthcare professionals’ instructions. If this resource relates to medicines, please read it alongside the medicine manufacturer’s patient information leaflet. If you have specific questions about how this resource relates to your child, please ask your doctor.

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