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Children's Speech and Language Therapy

What we do

We provide evidence based specialist support to children (0-19) with a range of specific speech, language and communication difficulties and those with difficulties swallowing, eating and drinking.

Waiting times

There is a target wait time of 18 weeks for an initial assessment for children with communication needs and eating and drinking difficulties. This is being achieved for the majority of children, however longer waits are being experienced in some teams.

There is a small group of children, whose needs pose a risk to their health, who are identified at referral and seen more quickly.


Appointments are being offered in a variety of ways - such as phone calls, video and face to face - and will be agreed with families, dependent on need. They are taking place in different locations, such as communicty clinics, nurseries, family homes, mainstream and special schools and, ag ain, will be agreed with families, dependent on need.

Advice Line

  • Are you the parent/carer of a child or young person with speech, language or communication needs and/or eating, drinking and swallowing concerns?
  • Are you a professional or member of school staff/children’s workforce involved with supporting children and young people with speech language communication needs and/or eating and drinking concerns?


If so, you can contact the speech and language therapy team for advice, strategies and support.

The phone line is open 24 hours a day and a short message can be left. Qualified speech and language therapists are available to respond to messages on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 9am and 4pm on:

0121 466 6231

They will be able to provide advice, information and resources.

The child/ young person you are calling about must be:

  • aged 0-18 years (or up to 19 only if in full-time special school education)
  • registered with a Birmingham GP or attending a Birmingham School.       

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COVID-19 Response:  Speech and Language Therapy Advice Line

You can contact the Speech and language Therapy Team for therapy advice, strategies and support for parents / carers, schools and other professionals in relation to a child’s / young person’s communication skills or eating, drinking and swallowing concerns.  The phone line will be open Mon - Fri from 9am – 4pm

The child or young person must be:

•Aged 0-18 years (up to 19, only if in full-time special school education)

•Registered with a Birmingham GP or attending a Birmingham School

Phone Number: 0121 466 6231

Speech and Language Therapy Services 

Children and Families Division
Second Floor – Old Hall, Moseley Hall Hospital 
Alcester Road, Moseley
Birmingham B13 8JL
Please do not send referrals to this address.

For any queries please phone our admin team on: 0121 466 3370

Click here to email us  - please do not send referrals to this email address.