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Children's Integrated Speech and Language Therapy Service for Hackney and the City


Children's Integrated Speech and Language Therapy Service

South Team

Room 31 - D Block

St Leonard's Hospital

Nuttall Street



N1 5LZ


Children's Integrated Speech and Language Therapy Service

Central Team

Hackney Learning Trust

1, Reading Lane


E8 1GQ


Children's Integrated Speech and Language Therapy Service

North Team

John Scott Health Centre

Green Lanes


N4 2NU


Who we are:

If your child is having difficulties talking, communicating, drinking or swallowing, speech and language therapy may be able to help. 

We are a team of highly trained speech and language therapists but it is the small and consistent changes that you make at home and in your school or nursery setting that will help your child.

What we do: 

Children who need some support:

  • Speech and Language Therapists work with Early Years settings, nurseries, academies, schools and colleges to support speech, language and communication for children and young people with identified needs.

Children who need specific support:

  • Speech and Language Therapists from the service start by assessing a child and young person. This usually consists of an interview with the parent or carer, followed by observation and direct work with the child or young person

Other support includes:

  • Providing advice and training to families and teaching staff. This might be about adults changing how they support your child or doing some special activities
  • Developing targets so that everyone is working towards the same goals for your child
  • Runing groups targeting a specific area. Groups are great for language and communication as children and young people do much of their learning at school in groups. The Speech and Language Therapist may train others to carry out the group

For under 5's:

  • There are monthly groups called Talking walk-in groups at Children's Centres all over the borough. You can just turn up, ask at Children's Centres
  • Working directly with your child
  • Regularly review a child or young person to make sure that they are continuing to do well and that the programme is updated and continues to be what is needed
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See here for more information: 

Speech Language and Communication Needs

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Page last updated: 02/08/17

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Session Information

Please contact the service for opening days and times

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Referral required?


Referral Details

If your child is 0 – 4 ,   you can drop in to a monthly Talking Walk-in group with your child to get some advice.  These are at children’s centres.

If your child is over 5,  you can ask your teacher or school SENCO or GP to contact us.

What to do if you have a complaint

Complaints can be made to a clinician or manager in the service or alternatively through the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS). The service can be contacted on 020 8510 7315 or


How to Get Here

South team:

Buses: 38, 56, 37, 149, 243                    

Train: Old Street, Hoxton

Central team:

Buses: 30, 38, 48, 55, 106, 236, 242, 253, 276, 277, D6

Train: London Fields, Hackney Central, Hackney Downs

North Team:

Buses: 106, 141, 253, 254, 341

Tube: Manor House

Train: Finsbury Park, Harringay, Green Lanes

Parking: limited parking

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