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Early Years Speech & Language Therapy

Early Years Speech and Language Therapy


Who is the service for?

The Early Years Speech and Language Therapy Team works with families of children aged 0-4 years (up to preschool age), across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. 

What we do

We provide advice, assessment and therapy to children and young people with speech, language and communication needs and/or with eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties.

We offer direct support to children referred into the service with:

  • Significant Language Delay
  • Developmental Language Disorder
  • Speech sound difficulties
  • Dysphagia (swallowing disorders)
  • Alternative and Augmentative Communication needs (e.g., using communication charts or books or technology, such as an iPad, as a communication system)
  • Stammering
  • Communication needs associated with complex medical conditions or acquired brain injury.

Direct support may be in the form of advice, assessment, or therapy, as appropriate.

Services are open to pre-school children who have a GP and live within the Bristol, North Somerset, and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG) area.


See our resources page to view all our resources, including our Talk to Me resources and toolkits, which provide resources for different areas of development.

Related information pages

The following information pages may be of interest:

An early years speech and language therapist with parents and babies at a baby hub

Information and signposting

You can find information with advice and signposting on our resources page. 

Our YouTube playlist is a great resource for speech and language advice and guidance.

Getting help

See our contact us page for details on how to speak to a therapist for advice, or to contact our teams with a general enquiry.

Getting more help (more extensive goal-based help)

Children’s Speech and Language Therapy has an open referral system. See details of our referral criteria and how to make a referral on our making a referral page.

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See the Speech and Language Service REMEDY page for more information about making a referral to our service.

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