How to access additional Speech and Language support

Advice for parents to access Speech and Language support:

Speech and Language support can be accessed a number of ways. If you know your child is working in a Wellcomm, Talk Boost or NELI intervention, the first port of call is your child’s school. Speak to the Special Needs Co-ordinator who will be able to advise you and offer support with a referral if necessary.

You can also find information about speech and language support for your child on the Birmingham Community Trust website:

You can also contact the speech and language therapy team for advice, strategies and support. Their phone line is open 24 hours a day and a short message can be left. Qualified speech and language therapists are available to respond to messages on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 9am and 4pm on:

0121 466 6231

They will be able to provide advice, information and resources.

The child/ young person you are calling about must be:

  • aged 0-18 years (or up to 19 only if in full-time special school education)
  • registered with a Birmingham GP or attending a Birmingham School.


You are able to make a referral for your own child to the Speech and Language Therapy Service, as long as your child is registered with a Birmingham GP. Support and information regarding speech and language referrals can be found at:

If you would like additional support to complete the referral form, please contact the Special Needs Co-ordinator at your child’s school or click the ‘Contact Us’ button on the home page of this website.