First appointment

First appointment sessions for children and young people attending a Hillingdon mainstream state school

Children attending a Hillingdon mainstream state school will be assessed at school within six weeks of the schools Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) and link Speech and Language Therapist agreeing to prioritise the referral.

Parents do not need to attend the assessment but will be given notice by letter when the therapist is due to visit your child at school.

The therapist will contact the parents after the session to give feedback on the assessment, ask them questions, answer questions from parents, listen to any concerns and offer advice. This will be done over the phone or in a meeting at school.

How will my child be assessed?

The therapist will assess your child using the following methods:

  • Observing your child during the sessions
  • Talking to you as the parent
  • Working with the child.

Initial assessment report

After the assessment, the speech and language therapist will write a report. This report will contain the following information:

  • Background information
  • Summary of speech, language and communication needs
  • Things that will help the child at school
  • Future speech and language therapy recommendation and their care plan. 

This report will be sent to:

  • You, the parents
  • Your GP
  • The person who referred your child to the team
  • Your child's nursery or school
  • Any other professional working with your child.

We will ask for your permission before sending the report to the nursery/school and other professionals. It will be important for the nursery/school to receive this report so that they can follow the same activities for your child at school.

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

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  • If you would like to give feedback about the Speech and Language Therapy Service, please visit our feedback page or call Patient Support Services on 0300 0134799.

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