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Child and adolescent speech and language therapy (SALT) - NELFT

We provide a service in the London Borough of Havering to children and young adults (0-19 years) with disorders or delays of speech, language, communication and/or feeding or swallowing.

The service supports children and young people who may experience difficulties in the following areas: 

  • listening to and understanding language
  • talking in words and sentences
  • social interaction
  • using clear speech
  • fluent speech (stammering)
  • eating and swallowing

Learning to communicate is a complex skill, which is very important for social and educational development. The team works with parents, carers, early years practitioners, schools and other healthcare professionals to create a supportive environment for the development of communication skills.

There are many reasons why a child may find speech, language and communication difficult including hearing impairment, cleft palate, physical difficulties, learning difficulties or Autism. For many other children there is no obvious explanation for their difficulties. Our team of therapists includes specialists in all these areas.

 For more information about our service please visit the website below.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Child and adolescent speech and language therapy (SALT)
0300 300 1888

Where to go

The Acorn Specialist Children's Centre
306, London Road

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 5pm
Time of day

Other Details


Referral Details

Referrals are accepted from parents/guardians and healthcare, education and social care professionals.

Referral forms should be emailed to or posted directly to the service.

Criteria: Patients who display communication or feeding difficulty; patients under 16 years old who are registered with a GP in Havering; patients who are registered with a Barking and Dagenham GP but who access most of their services, for example school, nursery or portage, in Havering; the age limit is extended to 19 years old for those with Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

Referral form can be found via this link:

Local Offer

Local Offer Age Bands
0-5 years
16-25 years
5-11 years
11-16 years
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