Community Children’s Physical Therapy Services
The Community Children’s Therapy Services provide specialised Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy to children in Newcastle who have long-term disabilities and complex health needs.
Referral is through a health professional involved in your child’s care, e.g. GP, nurse or hospital doctor. Referrals can be made by the local council’s Early Education Additional Support Team for pre-school young children, or for housing assessments, a social worker from the Children with Disabilities Team.
Tel: 0191 282 3452
Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy Service (SALT)
The Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy Service supports children up to the age of 18 who live or go to school in Newcastle.
They have an ‘open referral system’. This means that anyone, including parents, can refer a child to be seen by one of their expert team.
They help children with a range of problems including:
- understanding or using spoken language
- using speech sounds
- chewing and swallowing
- voice disorders
- speaking fluently (stammering)
- using appropriate communication skills
Tel: 0191 282 3085