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Therapy Services - Speech & Language, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy Services

Speech & Language Therapy Service

The Speech and Language Therapy service work with children and young people from birth to 19 years of age who have a speech, language and communication needs or difficulties with eating, drinking and swallowing. 

As well as working with children and young people service, they also provide support to families and carers, teachers and other adults around them. The service aims to develop their best possible communication skills, taking into account their individual abilities and needs. 

The service also aims to help the wider population to understand and promote children and young people's language and communication development and provide training and support to a wide range of professionals who work with children. 

In Hartlepool this service is provided by North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust. 

Speech and Language Services for young people between the ages of 19 and 25 years old with disabilities are met within adult services and is provided by North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust.

More information can be found at 

www.nth.nhs.uk/services/speech-language-therapy/children/

or 

www.nth.nhs.uk/services/speech-language/adults/

 

Occupational Therapy Services

The Occupational Therapy Service provide a team of specialist therapists and assistant therapists to provide assessment, treatment and advice to children, young people and their families in a range of locations including home, school or hospital clinics. The service will assess and treat children and young people who have long term health needs or problems with movement and co-ordination. 

The service will make sure your child reaches their potential and works alongside other professionals involved with the child or young person to ensure a holistic approach to treatment and assessment. 

In Hartlepool this service is provided by North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust.

More information can be found here. 

 

Physiotherapy Services 

Physiotherpay Services provide a team of children's physiotherapists and therapy assistants to offer the highest standard of care, ensuring that not only the health needs of the child or young person are cosidered but also the social, emotional and educational needs up to and including Young People aged 18 years old (up to 19 for Young People with additional needs) 

The service comprises of clinical specialists, specialised physiotherapists and assistants who provide an integrated acute and community service for inpatients, outpatients and within the community, offering treatment in a variety of settings including hospital wards, clinics, nurseries, children's centres, specialist and mainstream schools and within the family home. 

In Hartlepool these open access services are provided by North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust and South Tees NHS Foundation Trust or for Young People with a Learning Disability can be supported by the Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust Tees Community Learning Disabilities Team. 

In Hartlepool, physiotherapy services for young people between the ages of 19 and 25 years old with a disability are met within the adult physiotherapy service provided by North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust. 

Physiotherapy for children and young people who attend a special school Hartlepool are provided by South Tees NHS Foundation Trust. 

More information can be found at: 

www.nth.nhs.uk/services/childrens-physiotherapy/

and/or 

www.nth.nhs.uk/services/physiotherapy/ 

and/or

www.southtees.nhs.uk/services/physiotherapy/paediatric-physiotherapy