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Children's Speech and Language Therapy Services

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COMMUNICATION PYRAMID

                                                                                                                                            

          

      

Speech
Sounds

                 

               

 Talking and
Communication
 

               

          

Understanding

     

     

Play

     

Attention and Listening

Eating and Drinking

Please click on the headings above to access further information and resources. 


The Children’s Speech and Language Therapy Team work with children aged 0-19. We can help you support your child's speech, language and communication development.  We can also help you support your child if they are having eating or drinking difficulties. 

Your child may be having difficulties with: 

  • early communication skills including making eye contact, pointing, babbling, responding to you
  • learning and remembering new words
  • learning new sounds
  • joining words together to form sentences
  • understanding what people say to them
  • interacting with others
  • stammering
  • voice quality
  • using alternative and augmentative communication (hi and low tech AAC)
  • eating and drinking

The Communication Pyramid below shows the different areas of speech, language and communication development.

Children and young people are developing their skills in all areas at the same time. Skills at lower levels support skills further up the pyramid.

A child or young person may need support in one area or across levels.

  1. Parents Information and Resources

  2. Professionals Information and Resources

  3. Training

    Information coming soon!

How to contact us

Furness
(Millom, Barrow and Ulverston)

   

South Lakes
(Windermere, Kendal and Grange)

   

Carlisle and Eden
(Wigton, Penrith and Keswick)

   

West Cumbria
(Whitehaven, Workington, Maryport and Seascale)

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