Speech, language and communication are core life skills. Children and young people need communication skills so they can fulfil their potential in life.
The South Tees speech and language therapy team (SALT) aims to ensure that every child and young person in the South Tees region is offered the help and support they need to achieve this.
We work closely with others to ensure that children are not left out or left behind due to difficulties in their speaking and listening.
By improving communication skills, we also see improvements in children and young people’s social skills, friendships, self-confidence and literacy skills.
We are made up of speech and language therapists, speech and language therapy assistants and clerical staff.
We support children and young people from birth to 18 – or up to 25 years of age where a young person has an Education Health Care Plan in place.
Our team covers the areas of Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland.
As speech and language therapists, we work with children and young people who have difficulties with communication or with eating, drinking and swallowing.
We work in close partnership with lots of other health and educational professionals such as teachers and nursery staff, health visitors, consultant paediatricians, dieticians and audiologists.
Children and young people are seen across a variety of settings such as nurseries, schools, clinics, hospitals and in their own homes.
As a service, we are made up of a wide range of generalist and specialist teams.
Our generalist teams are based in localities and provide a service for children up to the age of 18 who attend mainstream preschool and mainstream school based settings.
Find out about the localities where we are based.