Bucks Children and Young People’s Integrated Therapies Service
The Integrated Therapy Service in Buckinghamshire is provided by Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust. Our service offers Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy.
We see children and young people from birth to age 19 who live in Buckinghamshire or have a Buckinghamshire GP. We offer information, training, advice, assessment and ongoing therapy as appropriate.
Our services are delivered in a range of settings including home, educational and healthcare settings around the county. We work in partnership with families, early years settings, schools, the iSEND service and other professionals to ensure children and young people can access the right support from a therapist at the time when they need it most.
We work with children and young people, their families, and health, education and social care colleagues, to help them get the most from their lives and achieve their potential. We support children and young people who have ‘functional difficulties’ or a physical and/or learning disability which impacts upon their daily participation in activities. For children and young people this means their ability to learn and develop, socialise and play may be compromised.
Speech and Language Therapy
We support children and young people to develop effective speech, language and social communication skills. Where appropriate we help children and families to learn to use alternative means of communication such as signing. We also work with children and young people who have problems eating or drinking.
We support children and young people who have difficulty with movement and treat short and long-term conditions that impact on physical development, activity and their ability to participate in play, learning and socialising.
We work with the child/young person, their family and health and educational colleagues to encourage each child to get the most from their lives and fully develop their potential, from birth to the time they transition to adult services.
Further information on the services we provide (NHS - new window)