Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy Service


The Speech and Language Therapy Service for children/young people aims to provide high quality specialist assessment and evidenced based interventions for children and young people with a range of speech, language, communication difficulties and/or dysphagia (swallowing). The Speech and Language Therapy Service works in partnership with children/young people and their families and with other professionals and agencies to prevent or reduce the impact of these often isolating difficulties on children’s health and well being, educational attainment and their ability to participate in daily life.

The Service will be available to children and young people who have speech, language and communication needs and/or dysphagia from birth up to and including 16 years and up to and including 19 years in certain circumstances (e.g. young people with complex needs and attending special schools).

Service Details

Children's Services, Pavilion House, Pavilion Way, Macclesfield, SK10 3LU (directions displayed on map)
East Cheshire NHS Trust
Service Type:
Health and Wellbeing
Age Range:
0 - 16
Age Band:
  • Early Years (Under 5)
  • Children (5-18)
  • Young Adults (14-25)
Accepted referral methods:
  • Self referral
  • Via CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services)
  • Via GP or Health Professional
  • Via School
  • Via Children’s Social Care
  • Via Youth Offending Team and/or Youth Prevention Team
Additional Referral Information:
Referrals are accepted on completion of a written referral form. Signed parental consent is required when referrals are made from non health care professionals.
Waiting List:
Yes: up to 18 weeks
How is the service provided?:
  • Telephone
  • Face to face
  • Helpline
Areas covered in Cheshire East:
  • Congleton
  • Handforth
  • Holmes Chapel
  • Knutsford
  • Macclesfield
  • Poynton
  • Wilmslow
Eligibility criteria:
GP needs to be within these areas above
Communication aids and support available:
  • British Sign Language
  • Use of symbols/pictures
Additional information for assistance with communication:
Reminders of out patient appointments are sent via the EMIS system. Initial assessment appointment letters have been translated into a number of different languages. Care plans/reports also translated as needed. Interpreters regularly used.
Accessibility aids and support available:
  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Toilet/Changing Facilities
  • Fully Wheelchair Accessible
Additional information for assistance with accessibility:
Toilet facilities and wheelchair access available at all outpatient clinic/health centres

Opening Times

Days service available:
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
Opening Times - Monday:
08.30 - 17.00
Opening Times - Tuesday:
08.30 - 17.00
Opening Times - Wednesday:
08.30 - 17.00
Opening Times - Thursday:
08.30 - 17.00
Opening Times - Friday:
08.30 - 17.00
Opening Times - Saturday:
Opening Times - Sunday:

This page was last updated on 04 January 2018

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Contact Details

Contact Name:
Kelly Brookshaw
01625 661881
Contact Name:
Helpline (Tuesdays ONLY 12.00 - 17.00)