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Speech therapist assistants

Speech therapist assistants

Our Speech and Language therapy assistants (SLTAs) are experienced in supporting communication many of which are working towards a speech and language therapy degree. Often, they are completing their Speech and Language Therapy training and are eager to use their training to help your children in school.

Do you need our help?

We provide assistant support for children and young people with SLCN (Speech, Language and Communication Needs), this support can be provided 1 to 1 or as part of a group. We work in:

  • Early years
  • Primary schools
  • Secondary schools

An STLA may support:

  • Children already known to speech therapy with SMART targets/communication IEP.
  • Children who staff feel need extra support to make progress with communication and/or on waiting list for SLT.
  • Our SLTAs work within early years, but are able to work within all age ranges.

What are the benefits?

Increasing support for children with speech, language and communication difficulties will have a significant positive impact on your children’s ability to access all academic and social activities across the school curriculum. Your children will make progress with their IEPs and any difficulties in accessing targets will be raised swiftly leading to a better outcome for the child. The SLTA will form a trusting relationship with your children, the parents and your staff and will make therapy sessions fun and engaging. The parent will see how their child has received additional input and support to improve the development of their child within school.


Our Speech and Language Therapy Assistants (SLTA) are able to provide both individual and group therapy sessions. Our Senior Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) will be able to support the SLTA in screening communication skills, setting treatment goals and planning intervention groups.


Speech and Language Therapy input will be tailored to your School’s needs. SLTA’s can work flexibly dependent on the resources that are used and what you would like your provision to be. It may include a combination of:

  • Group interventions.
  • One-to-one therapy.

If your school is planning on investing in Talkboost or Wellcomm, we can provide training and support your setting using it.

Please note, SLTA’s are unable to complete assessment, for an up to date assessment and report, please click here to contact us.

An SLTA is equipped to carry out group interventions supporting attention and listening, narrative, early language skills and social skills.

All therapy will be under the supervision of SLT from SLTforKids or following a pre-set IEP from NHS Speech therapist. SLTAs are equipped to carry out a range of communication groups with children that you have identified need some extra support with their communication.

How can I make a referral to SLT for Kids?

If you are a member of staff within a nursery or reception and you feel that your setting would benefit from our speech and language therapy services, you can make a referral through the school SENCo, or by using our referral form, emailing office@sltforkids.co.uk or calling 0330 088 2298.

Next steps - Arrange a free initial discussion

We provide free initial discussions to education settings as part of our service. We will be able to discuss the specific services we will be able to provide to support each education settings needs. This will enable us to provide an accurate quote for our speech and language therapy service.

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How can I make a referral to SLT for Kids?

If you are a member of staff within a special needs school and you feel that your school would benefit from our speech and language therapy services, you can make a referral by using our referral form, emailing office@sltforkids.co.uk or calling 0330 088 2298.

If you are a parent and feel that your child would benefit from receiving speech and language therapy in their school environment this must be discussed with the school separately, or you are able to make a personal referral to SLT for Kids using our contact details.

Free initial discussion

We offer a free initial discussion to all education settings. If you would like to book in a free initial discussion do not hesitate to contact us on office@sltforkids.co.uk or call 0330 088 2298. Alternatively, fill in the form below and a member of our team will be in touch.

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Services for Schools and education

We provide services to schools and education. Your school will be provided with an enthusiastic speech and language therapist that is able to dedicate part of their time to improving speech, language and communication outcomes for the children throughout the school.

  • Universal approach
  • Therapy based on your needs
  • Better outcomes for children
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