Mainstream or Special School? 

Mainstream or Special School? 

The huge increase in numbers of children with severe and complex needs is having a significant knock-on effect across not only schools but also services such as speech and language therapy. Places in special schools are at a premium – and many children who, not so...
Two million children need speech and language therapy

Two million children need speech and language therapy

Congratulations to the Sunday Times for kicking off the New Year with a lengthy and hard-hitting article about the huge numbers of children in need of speech and language therapy and, of course, the lack of provision within the NHS. Make no mistake however: finding an...
The struggle to get help from speech and language therapy

The struggle to get help from speech and language therapy

Firstly, let’s think about the unmet need in terms of children and young people. Those who do meet the criteria can find themselves waiting months and months for an appointment after which many will be discharged with advice.  But what about those who don’t meet the...