Children's Speech and Language Therapy Services

The Children’s Speech and Language Therapy Advice Service is changing 

From 27 July our Advice Service will be open 9:30am - 12:30pm every Thursday. This single session will replace the separate North and South Advice Services we have provided historically. 

The Advice Service will continue to be open access for parents and professionals working with children. A Speech and Language Therapist will be available to discuss a child’s communication and provide advice, guidance and sign-posting. 


From the 27th July our Advice Service will be 

Open Thursdays 9.30am to 12.30pm

Advice Service Phone Number: 01228 608177

Advice Service EmailCumbriaCommunicates@ncic.nhs.uk

Please see Advice Service Poster for more information. 


The Children’s Speech and Language Therapy Team work with children aged 0-19. We can help you support your child's speech, language and communication development.  We can also help you support your child if they are having eating or drinking difficulties. 

Your child may be having difficulties with: 

  • early communication skills including making eye contact, pointing, babbling, responding to you
  • learning and remembering new words
  • learning new sounds
  • joining words together to form sentences
  • understanding what people say to them
  • interacting with others
  • stammering
  • voice quality
  • using alternative and augmentative communication (hi and low tech AAC)
  • eating and drinking

The Communication Pyramid above shows the different areas of speech, language and communication development.

Children and young people are developing their skills in all areas at the same time. Skills at lower levels support skills further up the pyramid.

A child or young person may need support in one area or across levels.

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Page last reviewed: 01/09/2023

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