Speech and Language Therapy (SALT)
Speech and language therapy provides treatment, support and care for children who have difficulties with communication, or with eating, drinking and swallowing.
This may include difficulties in social communication, understanding language, using language, speech sounds, dysfluency (stammering), difficulties with voice quality and eating, drinking and swallowing.
Occupational Therapy (OT)
Occupational therapy helps children and young people who have a physical, sensory or learning disability do everyday things, such as dressing, looking after their own personal care and all the other things that make up everyday life.
Physiotherapy helps children and young people to develop and maintain their mobility skills, joint range of movement, muscle strength and motor skills.
The physiotherapists work with children, young people and their families to maximise independence and achieve the best physical function.
Ideas for activities
Paediatric occupational therapists and speech and language therapists, in partnership with Bedford and Luton Parent Carer forums, have created a film full of ideas of activities for families and services working with children. The aim is to support and promote children in developing use of their hands and independence skills and their speech, language and social skills in preparation for school and a good foundation for life.