Speech & Language for Early Years

We understand the importance of providing all children with a solid foundation in the early years to help them achieve the best start in life.

 

Speech & Language for Primary School

‘More than half of children starting education in socially deprived areas of England have delayed language, while their cognitive abilities are in the average range for their age’ (Gascoigne, 2012)

Speech & Language for Secondary School

Did you know? Children with Speech, Language and Communication Needs perform significantly lower than their peers at GCSEs (DfE GCSE results, 2016)

Speech & Language for Specialist Provision (0-25)

Speech, language and communication needs continue to be the most prevalent special educational need. We believe that access to specialist communication support is essential for our young students to reach their full potential.

Occupational Therapy

What is Occupational Therapy? Who can it benefit?

Speech, Language & Communication Needs

What is Speech & Language Therapy? Why might it be necessary? Who can benefit?

Who are WMSLT? How can we help?

West Midlands Speech & Language Therapy are a well-established team of qualified and highly experienced therapists providing a quality, bespoke service to our clients. We work with children and young people with communication difficulties from 0-25 years across numerous settings including nursery schools, children’s centres/clinics, mainstream primary and secondary schools as well as in specialist provision for young children and adults.

Meet the team
“If children with language delay do not get timely support, their difficulties will continue and can adversely affect academic and social relationships” (Sage 2005)
“Our Therapist’s professionalism and knowledge are excellent and she has been an asset to the school” (Class Teacher – Birmingham Primary School)
“The service is flexible, responsive and meets our needs in supporting children and staff - staff have been up skilled and have improved their capacity to support SLCN in class” (Birmingham Primary school SENDCo)

WMSLT – Hot off the Press!

20th May 2024

Walk to School Week 20-24th May 2024: The Magic of Walking

The first ever walk to school week took place in 1995, with a small number of schools taking

20th May 2024

Transform Lives and Thrive Professionally: Band 5 SLT Role in the Heart of the West Midlands

Join Our Independent Practice: Where Your Work-Life Balance and Development Matters Are you ready to make a significant

8th May 2024

Making Your Classroom Communication-Friendly: Tips from a Speech and Language Therapist

There are many ways we can support a child’s speech, language and communication needs within the classroom. Communication

10th April 2024

Embracing Digital Documentation for a Greener Future

Imagine a world of paperwork, endless files, and a weight of guilt about the environmental impact of our

15th March 2024

15TH March World Sleep Day

This week is sleep awareness week (10-16th March), with the 15th March being ‘World Sleep Day’.  Sleep is

12th March 2024

WMSLT OT Spring Newsletter 2024

The OT team at WMSLT has been busy delivering school and parent workshops this term! Read more about

12th March 2024

WMSLT SaLT Spring 2024 Newsletter

Check out WMSLT termly SaLT newsletter to find out the latest updates from our SaLT team, key dates

4th March 2024

The Impact of Nursery Rhymes and Reading on Speech and Language Development Across All Ages

As soon as our children are born, we are encouraged to sing nursery rhymes and read to them.

20th February 2024

My Voice Matters: Celebrating Children’s Mental Health Week 2024

The 5th-11th February 2024 was Children’s Mental Health Week, with the theme: "My Voice Matters." At WMSLT, we're

29th January 2024

Development Sequencing and Storytelling Skills in Children: A Speech and Language Therapy Perspective

Within life, the ability to sequence events and tell narratives is a crucial skill for children. Whether it

21st January 2024

University Placement at WMSLT: A student reflection of placement!

Making the most of placement for professional growth: from a Level 5 Student SLT Placement is an extremely

15th December 2023

NEW: WMSLT OT Autumn Newsletter 2023

Check out WMSLT NEW OT termly newsletter! Meet our OT team, read about the OT service WMSLT can

15th December 2023

WMSLT SaLT Autumn Newsletter 2023

Check out WMSLT termly SaLT newsletter to find out the latest updates from our SaLT team, key dates

16th November 2023

Navigating Career Progression at WMSLT

At WMSLT, we believe in fostering a supportive work environment that allows our Speech and Language Therapists and

6th November 2023

WMSLT Summer Newsletter 2023

Check out WMSLT termly newsletter to find out the latest updates from our team, key dates coming up,

6th November 2023

WMSLT Termly Newsletter Spring 2023

Check out WMSLT termly newsletter to find out the latest updates from our team, key dates coming up,

1st November 2023

Speech and Language UK Talk Boost KS2 TARGETED INTERVENTION Face-to-Face Training: Get in touch!

Delivered as either 2x half-day sessions or 1 whole-day session face-to-face. Training sessions provide staff with the skills

17th September 2023

Speech and Language UK Talk Boost KS1 TARGETED INTERVENTION Face-to-Face Training: Get in touch!

Delivered as either 2x half-day sessions or 1 whole-day session face-to-face. Training sessions provide staff with the skills

13th September 2023

Makaton Foundation Course: Autumn dates to be confirmed

This 2-day Foundation Workshop introduces Makaton and combines a practical approach with theory You will learn just over

14th June 2023

Parent Advice Literature

Literature coming soon !

14th June 2023

Makaton Videos for Parents

Thank you for visiting the resources page!  Here you will find Mollie demonstrating some of the early Makaton

25th January 2023

Bitesize CPD for Schools – Menu of SLCN Webinars

Recent studies suggest that approximately 2 children in every classroom of 30 will experience a clinically significant language

14th June 2022

Tried and tested Apps for the i Pad

Click here to see a list of tried and tested apps to support the development of communication at

3rd February 2021

Supporting Videos

Here you will find videos of the team demonstrating how to complete some of the activities spoken about

13th May 2019

Teaching Vocabulary across the Day and Curriculum

Autumn dates yet to be confirmed. A whole day training course that promotes the vocabulary development of all

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