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The Peterborough Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy Service (SALT) assesses, diagnoses and provides treatment for a range of speech, language, communication and feeding difficulties in children and young people.

How this service can help you

We can help and support children from birth to the end of secondary education who:

  • are experiencing speech sound disorders
  • have difficulties using or understanding language
  • need alternative or augmentative forms of communication - eg, signing or sympols
  • have a stammer
  • have non-behavioural feeding and swallowing difficulties

These difficulties may be associated with other complex health needs or disabilities or may be occurring in the absence of any other difficulties.

Following an initial assessment we will recommend activities and decide the need for further interventions. These may take the form of:

  • ongoing, regular, face-to-face therapy
  • consultative support via school-based programmes
  • parent training

Facilities available

The service is available Monday to Friday between 9am-5pm. We usually carry out initial assessments in clinics across Peterborough. Further interventions may be offered in clinics, pre-school and school settings (including special schools) and sometimes in families' own homes.

We can refund transport costs for families who receive Family Income Support or Working Families Tax Credit.

Interpreters are available if needed.

How do I access this service?

We have an open referral system and accept and encourage referrals from all health and education agencies.  We accept referrals for children meeting our eligibility criteria who live in the Peterborough City Council area and in Whittlesey and Yaxley.

Where is it?

Clinics are held in various venues across the City, but the team is based:

Peterborough City Care Centre,
Thorpe Road, Peterborough,

Contact the service

  • 01733 847 166

Who provides the service?

The Peterborough Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy Service is provided by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust Children's Business Unit.  This is a specialist service supporting complex health needs and disabilities, specific communication difficulties and the early intervention and prevention agenda.

Our team consists of therapists, specialist and generalist assistants and administrative staff.

Who is this service for?

The Peterborough Paediatric SALT service is for children and young people from birth to the end of their secondary school education who live in Peterborough, Whittlesey or Yaxley who are experiencing speech, language, communication or feeding difficulties and whose needs cannot be met within other mainstream services.


The page was last updated on 18 December 2017 by aji.kuriakose.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

T 01223 219400 (open 8:30am to 5pm)
F 01480 398501

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