Communication Support Team

We are

  • A team of highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapists
  • Speech and Language Therapy Assistants (Technical Instructors)

What we do

Our team specialise in speech, language and communication needs (SLCN).  

  • We train and coach primary and secondary school settings about SLCN
  • Schools may need to use specific strategies with children and young people with SLCN. Our Speech and Language Therapy Assistants can deliver coaching to school staff
  • We provide a toolkit for primary and secondary schools so they
    • can audit their setting about how they support children and young people with SLCN
    • know how to screen children and young people for SLCN
    • have a library of ideas and resources for intervention for children and young people with SLCN
    • can find links to strategies, interventions and resources from the Communication and Interaction section of the Graduated Response
    • have a pathway explaining what they can do for children and young people with SLCN. Schools will know when to ask the Specialist NHS Community Speech and Language Therapy Service for help
  • We deliver therapy intervention to a very small number of children. These children have been referred to us by the Statutory Special Educational Needs Service

Making a referral to the Communication Support Team

We only accept referrals from schools for staff coaching by our Speech and Language Therapy Assistants, where the child or young person’s NHS Community Specialist Speech and Language Therapist has advised them to do so.

If you would like to speak to us for advice or further information, please contact us using the details at the bottom of this page.

If you think you need help from the Children's NHS Community Specialist Speech and Language Therapy Service

Community Speech and Language Therapy services for children are provided by Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT)

Do you have concerns about a child's communication development? If so, please visit the CPFT website for further information and FAQs. 

Ring the helpline on 01208 834488 to speak to a qualified Speech and Language Therapist.

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