Speech and Language Therapists (SLTs) work with children and young people with a range of speech, language, communication, and/or eating and drinking difficulties.
The NHS Forth Valley SLT team aim to:
- Provide an equitable child-centred approach to children and young people with speech, language and communication needs, and to those with eating and drinking difficulties
- Support children, young people and their families to self-manage their speech, language, communication or eating and drinking needs
- Develop the skills of the other individuals involved with the child or young person to use strategies to help their continued development and promote wellbeing
- Provide targeted support when required
SLTs work in a range of settings, such as community clinics, nurseries and schools, offering universal services for children and young people and providing targeted support when required.
Targeted support for children and young people can be provided in a number of ways including groups for parents, advice and strategies, working with other children in a group and individual appointments.
This webpage is designed to give information about how typical speech, language, communication and eating and drinking skills develop and what you can do to help.