What does this service provide?

Who we are

Our multi-disciplinary team comprises of a consultant clinical engineer (who is the lead clinician), an occupational therapist, speech and language therapist, consultant paediatrician, physiotherapist and rehabilitation engineer.

We are a team of specialist speech and language therapists, who have experience in a wide range of complex speech and language problems.

What we do

Our specialist speech and language therapists provide advice and a more detailed assessment of each patient's speech and language difficulties.

We can also provide a second opinion if your speech and language difficulties haven't been responded to conventional treatment methods.

Following an assessment, we’ll discuss an appropriate treatment plan and liaise with your local services where necessary.

If there are any associated problems, for example, hearing or ear, nose, and throat (ENT) issues, we can recommend other investigations.

We may ask your consent for any photo or video recordings needed to help with the assessment.

A report of our assessment will be sent to you within 3 weeks of your appointment documenting the results and our discussions. It will be sent to you, your GP, referrer, and any other relevant individuals. We will also liaise with your local speech and language therapy service, school, or college to set up a programme to help you with your speech and language if appropriate.

Appointment information

Appointment types

Appointments take place in one of the outpatient clinic rooms at Chailey Clinical Services. When you arrive, our receptionist will check we have your correct details and show you where to wait. One of our speech and language therapists will meet you and take you to the clinic room.

Appointments take between 1-2 hours.

Who you'll see at your appointment

During your appointment, you will meet a member of our team of specialist speech and language therapists.

How can I access this service?

We accept referrals from your GP, speech and language therapist or any other healthcare professional. Our service is available to children and young adults under the age of 19. We accept referrals from any area but if your GP is located outside of Sussex we will require funding to be obtained before acceptance.

How can I contact this service?

Contact details
Telephone: 01825 722 112
Where to find us
Address: Chailey Clinical Services, Beggers Wood Road, Chailey, BN8 4JN

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Opening hours

Our clinic is arranged on an ad hoc basis, depending on need.

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