Children’s speech and language therapy

Helping young people overcome speech, language, communication and feeding difficulties.

Gravesham Community Hospital

01474 360685

Bath Street, Gravesend, Kent DA11 0DG

Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm

Tonbridge Cottage Hospital

0300 123 7004

Vauxhall Lane, Tonbridge, Kent TN11 ONE

Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm

Heathside Centre

01622 742326

Invicta House, Heath Road, Coxheath, Maidstone, Kent ME17 4AH

Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm

Exchange House

01227 715054

Thomas Way, Lakesview International Business Park, Hersden, Canterbury, Kent CT3 4NH

Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm

Mill Lane House

0300 123 8112

3rd Floor, Mill Lane, Margate, Kent CT9 1LB

Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm

Who we are

We provide a universal speech and language therapy service for children and young people living in Dartford, Gravesham, Swanley, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks, Maidstone, Malling, Canterbury and Thanet.

What we do

We assess and treat children and young people with speech, language, communication and feeding difficulties and train and support parents, carers and staff in early years’ settings and schools.

We provide assessment, diagnosis and treatment for children and young people with, language delay, development language disorder, specific difficulties in producing speech sounds, hearing impairment, cleft palate, stammering, autism/social interaction difficulties, voice disorders and selective mutism.

We see people in community clinics, early years and pre-school settings, children’s centres, primary schools, secondary schools, special schools and designated specialist units.

Therapy is offered in community clinics for pre-school children with language or speech difficulties and for school-age children with speech, sound and voice difficulties, selective mutism or stammering. Therapy for school-age children with language difficulties may be offered in clinics, schools or via training.

There is no secondary age service for children and young people in Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley.

How do you use this service?

You can get in touch using the information here or you can be referred by a GP, healthcare or education professional.

Your comments

April 2017
Margate

Thank you so very much Polly, you have been an amazing and caring person to me and (child's name) and have helped in so many ways. Much appreciated with all our hearts, thank you.

April 2017
Dartford

Very nice, kind specialist. Easy to understand and follow the instructions. Very calm environment.

April 2017
Coxheath

Very happy with the progress of my children. The work you're doing is amazing.

March 2017
Margate

Polly was very helpful and explained everything at every session and always made time to chat and explain targets at the end of a session. She also made my child feel comfortable.

March 2017
Canterbury

I was listened to about my children's needs. This appointment has helped me help my child and he felt happy to come.

March 2017
Coxheath

My experience with this service has been excellent. I have felt that they have been very supportive.

March 2017
Sevenoaks

Our speech therapist is excellent and we have seen some impressive results with our daughter's speech development.

February 2017
Ramsgate

My child has really enjoyed speech therapy and its brought confidence out in her.

February 2017
Dartford

Find classes very happy, lots to do. My son loves coming on a Friday afternoon.

February 2017
Tunbridge Wells

My son had a great help from this service. Really satisfied.

January 2017
Tunbridge Wells

Very patient and understanding to child's needs. Clear easy to follow strategies which have had a very positive result.

January 2017
Sevenoaks

Good advice, thorough assessment, plan for going forward.

January 2017
Tunbridge Wells

Fantastic. My child enjoyed coming and felt she could be herself after a few sessions.

December 2016
Ramsgate

Listened and helped my child, very reassuring.

December 2016
Dartford

All staff were extremely helpful and listened to all my concerns.

December 2016
Sevenoaks

Very friendly, helpful and informative. Very good with my son.

December 2016
Coxheath, Heathside

It has helped my little boy so much, he is doing so well.

November 2016
Dartford

My child has benefited from the sessions and his confidence has grown.

November 2016
Margate

Been very helpful, nice and polite to me and my daughter and gave very good advice.

November 2016
Gravesham

Really good interaction with children. Friendly, making the child feel relaxed and able to work.

November 2016
Margate

Stephanie has been very helpful, patient and listened to my concerns.

October 2016
Gravesham

Positive experience throughout. Therapy was very effective.

October 2016
Sevenoaks

They are very helpful friendly and listen carefully. Nothing too much trouble.

October 2016
Larkfield

Caitlin is very patient, easy to talk to and my son really enjoyed his speech sessions with her. Caitlin is good at ensuring I understand what is going to happen next and answers any questions/concerns I have.

October 2016
Dartford

Helpful and thorough. Working really well for my son.

September 2016
Whitstable

Within a few weeks my child made a lot of progress and his initial speech problem has gone completely.

September 2016
Paddock Wood

Made to feel comfortable and reassured.

September 2016
Tunbridge Wells

It made me feel happy and confident about the future.

September 2016
Canterbury

The 2 lovely ladies who dealt with my son, Sophie and Tracey, were patient with him and took their time to make sure he understood what was being asked of him.

September 2016
Herne Bay

I can't thank the team enough for all the ongoing help, advice, relevant paperwork for secondary school and making everything run smoothly. Our Associate practitioner, Tracey, was brilliant

September 2016
Faversham

Therapist was very good with my child and put him at ease, and concerns taken seriously.

August 2016
Margate

Reassuring and helpful, explained everything and was very positive. Really happy with today's appointment.

August 2016
Margate

Outstanding care and attention from Karen. I can't thank her enough.

August 2016
Coxheath

Ruth is a very kind and professional in her work with my child and explains all our enquiries, with simple words. We find her very supportive.

July 2016
Dartford

I have much more understanding and knowledge of my son's condition. Everything has been explained very fully and I have felt nothing has been overlooked.

July 2016
Margate

Friendly service, very patient and understanding staff. Really felt comfortable with this service.

July 2016
Gravesham

Christine was very informative and caring towards my son throughout the assessment. She provided excellent information to me regarding the process of assessment. I feel very reassured as a result.

July 2016
Whitstable

I think they were very patient, friendly, understanding of child's needs, answered any questions which gave us confidence.

June 2016
Herne Bay

Very helpful, positive and friendly approach. All the people I have dealt with have all been fantastic and have helped my son hugely.

June 2016
Paddock Wood

Very helpful and useful session. Found it extremely valuable.

June 2016
Coxheath

Very pleased with the assessment carried out by the specialist. Great detail given and understanding towards the children.

June 2016
Margate

Sarah was very friendly and helpful. She made him feel comfortable and helped him develop his speech and language.

June 2016
Faversham

The advise given has been excellent, it has helped my partner and I to support (child's name) and encourage her further. Thank you.

June 2016
Canterbury

The staff were very friendly and interacted with my son, encouraging him in all activities.

May 2016
Dartford

Very good interactive session. My child looks forward to this.

May 2016
Margate

A very helpful and kind service and have seen a great improvement.

May 2016
Gravesham

Extremely thorough, supportive and friendly. Lovely experience for my son. Very kind and knowledgeable Speech and Language Therapist and good resources.

April 2016
Tunbridge Wells

The lady I saw was very patient, very good with my daughter, professional and answered all my questions, as well as gave lots of information.

April 2016
Gravesham

A very lovely, kind girl with a great attitude towards my autistic son. She has been very patient and given me lots of ways of helping him with his communication.

April 2016
Dartford

Staff are very helpful and friendly and my daughter has improved her language skills since coming here.

April 2016
Sevenoaks

It is a relief to have expert advice regarding how I can help my child communicate.

March 2016
Canterbury

My child has made noticeable progress since starting his intensive therapy.

March 2016
Gravesham

My child has made huge progress. Sessions are very informative and enjoyable for my child.

March 2016
Dartford

The level of service has been brilliant so far and has made (child's name) feel welcome from the moment we walked in.

January 2016

Very knowledgeable, very informative and great support. Wonderful. (Teaching Staff, Sandwich)

January 2016

We recieve excellent support from the service. I do not know how we would cope with the needs of our children without Helen's help. (Teaching Staff, Gravesham)

January 2016

We found this very helpful and have seen a change in our son talking more. (Dartford)

January 2016

I'm very pleased with the help me and my son have been given. Always given lots of ways to help my son's development at home. (Paddock Wood)

January 2016

Lovely fast appointment times, wonderful environment and amazing friendly staff. Resources given at all appointments were very helpful. (Tunbridge Wells)

January 2016

Good support - my son is really doing well and responding. (Sevenoaks)