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Speech and Language Therapy, Lincolnshire Community Health Services

Speech and Language Therapy is part of Lincolnshire Community Health Services (LCHS) Children's Therapy team. This team also includes Children's Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy. The team work across the county in a variety of settings with children and young people aged 0-19 years who have identified Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN)  and / or motor difficulties with eating, drinking or swallowing.

The Speech and Language Therapy team consists of Speech and Language Therapists and assistants.

The aim of the  team  is to help the child/young person reach their full potential through providing  appropriate intervention, advice and support.
They do this by carrying out highly specialist assessments to identify the need and, in partnership with the child or young person; parents, schools or nurseries, goals are set and management options agreed upon.

The service works closely with parents, children’s centre staff and school staff to implement the strategies and targeted therapy that a child will need.
The service advises on and supports the introduction of augmentative forms of communication such as Makaton / voice output communication aids (VOCAS).

Interventions may be in the form of time - limited specific targeted work, programmed support or advice and strategies integrated into the child's daily routines. The therapists do not work with the child or young person indefinitely but aim to empower them and their parents to become the experts in their own care seeking advice from the therapists when necessary. In working very closely with other professionals in health, education and social care such as teachers, pre school staff, specialist nurses and parents / carers the therapists can advise on ways to improve communication and language development.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Alison Wagstaff/ Hannah Jackson/ Rebecca Metheringham
Contact Position
Professional Advisors for Children’s Speech and Language Therapy
01522 309025
Lincolnshire Community Health Services Website

Where to go

Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust
Waterside South

Time / Date Details

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 08:30 17:00
Tuesday 08:30 17:00
Wednesday 08:30 17:00
Thursday 08:30 17:00
Friday 08:30 17:00

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type


Referral required
Self Referral
Professional Referral
Referral Details

We have an open referral system with referrals made by a range of health, education, early years practitioners and parents.

Referrals to be sent to –

Children's Therapy Service, Referral Registration, Johnson Community Hospital, Spalding Road, Spalding, Pinchbeck, PE11 3PB.

Referrals are screened by the central screening team.

We offer a specialist telephone consultation service offering advice and reassurance for those in low risk categories, reducing the need for face to face contact.

For self-referrals parents/carers can call 01522 309025

Inclusion Information

Languages Spoken

Local Offer

Local Offer


Early identification of children with  additional educational needs.
Specialist assessment contributing to the identification of childs needs.


Specific language impairment
Complex Needs
Alternative and Augmentative Communication
Hearing Impairment
Cleft Palate
Dysphagia - Eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties arising from a physical cause

Specialist Facilities

Venues will have been selected to meet the individual needs of the child  regarding access.

Training details

Therapists trained to degree level regarding children with additional   communication needs.
Therapists are registered with Health Care Professions Council. (HCPC)
Specialist SLTs have undertaken appropriate post graduate training.

Local Offer Age Bands
Primary (4-10 years)
Secondary (11-16 years)
Early Years (0-4 years)
SEN Provision Type

This service is listed for your information. Its inclusion on the Family Services Directory does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by Lincolnshire County Council. For more information, go to Terms & Conditions

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