What is a Drop-In Clinic?
The Drop-In Clinic is a session for parents/carers who have concerns about their child’s speech and/or language development. You will have the opportunity to discuss your concerns with a Speech and Language Therapist and Speech and Language Therapy Assistant. We will briefly assess your child, give you advice and agree a follow up plan if appropriate. The Drop-In Clinic is for children who are under the age of 5.
What to expect?
The Therapist/Assistant will find out about your child’s needs through observation, play and/or informal assessment. • You will have opportunity to confidentially discuss your concerns about your child with a Therapist/Assistant. Please be prepared to answer questions about your child’s general development. We may offer you a further appointment if more information is required. You may have to wait to be seen, depending on how busy it is. It is a ‘first come…first served’ system.
Please bring any other professional reports (e.g. Paediatrician, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, other Speech Therapy reports, etc.).
If an adult other than the parent is bringing the child please bring written proof of:
- consent from the person with parental
- responsibility (e.g. Mother, Father, persons named on birth certificate, or social worker.)
Information about the Children’s Speech and Language Therapy Drop In Clinics
Contact details for the local Children’s Speech and Language Therapy Service:
Peace Children’s Centre
Tel: 01923 470640/470641
Parking is available at the centre, which is located behind Watford Central Leisure Centre
If using SAT NAV please use WD17 3HA
South Oxhey Children’s Centre
Tel: 020 8700 2203
Parking available on Northwick Road.
Skidmore Way Clinic
Tel: 01923 775065
Parking available at centre (ask reception for permit if needed)
Berrygrove Children’s Centre
Tel No 01923 484312
Parking available on Cow Lane/Sainsbury’s Car Park.
Westfield Children’s Centre
Tel: 01923 800003
Parking available on Chesham Way.
We aim to provide a quality service and welcome comments on our service. If you have any comments, compliments or complaints please contact us directly at:
Children’s Speech and Language Therapy Service
Hertford County Hospital
Tel: 01707 369226
For more information about our service please visit our website www.hertschs.nhs.uk where you will find us in the A-Z services section under Speech and Language Therapy -Children’s.