Drop in sessions

The Children’s Integrated Therapy Service run drop in sessions for parents/carers and school staff to get advice for children who are not on the caseload, but where further advice is needed.

Your child does not need a referral to access a drop in play session or for school staff to get advice on how to support your child.

To find out more information about the drop in play sessions and how to access, please see table below. All sessions run from 9am to 12pm except Pinkwell Children's Centre where they run from 9.30am to 12pm.

Date (2019) Therapy service Venue
Friday 11 October  Hillingdon Occupational Therapy Oak Farm Children's Centre
Monday 14 October Hillingdon Speech and Language - pre-school children Yeading Children's Centre
Monday 21 October Hillingdon Physiotherapy Pinkwell Children's Centre
Monday 4 November Hillingdon Occupational Therapy Harefield Children's Centre
Friday 8 November Hillingdon Physiotherapy Belmore Children's Centre
Monday 11 November Hillingdon Speech and Language - pre-school children Pinkwell Children's Centre
Tuesday 26 November Hillingdon Physiotherapy Barra Hall Children's Centre
Friday 29 November Hillingdon Speech and Language - pre-school children Oak Farm Children's Centre
Monday 2 December Hillingdon Speech and Language - pre-school children Yeading Children's Centre
Friday 6 December Hillingdon Physiotherapy Oak Farm Children's Centre
Friday 13 December Hillingdon Speech and Language - pre-school children Cherry Lane Children's Centre

Speech and Language Therapy parent/carer drop in sessions (parents/carers of school age children)

For some parents/carers who have called the advice line, there will be a need for a longer discussion to offer further advice and to help decide next steps following on from their 10 minutes phone advice session offered by the duty therapist.

When this is needed the duty therapist will book you into a 20 minute face to face or phone drop in session. You can choose which option would suit you best.

We can arrange for a face to face interpreter or a phone interpreter to help with the session. Please let the duty therapist know this when the appointment is made with you.

The parent/carer drop in sessions are run every six weeks between 9.30am 2.30pm and will usually be held at Wood End Centre. These sessions are for parents only and your child can go to school as usual.

Your child does not need to have a referral to access the school age parent drop in session.

Please note, parents/carers of children currently known to the mainstream schools speech and language service will have regular contact with their therapist and can call the advice line on 01895 488 200 if they want to speak to their child’s therapist.

Speech and Language Therapy school staff drop in sessions

Each mainstream state school or college will be offered a termly drop in session where school staff can get advice about a child/children in their class and how to support them in school and possible next steps. These sessions are for school staff to get advice about children not currently on the speech and language therapy caseload.

Larger schools will be offered half termly drop in sessions where needed.

Please note, school staff working with children and young people currently on the mainstream schools speech and language therapy caseload will continue to be offered advice during therapy sessions and/or teacher meetings.

Contact details:

Address: Children’s Integrated Therapy Service (CITS) Lines are open Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays) 9am to 5pm
Phone: 01895 488 200