Airedale Speech and Language Therapy

Airedale Speech and Language Therapy

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust provides Speech and Language Therapy services for children aged 0-19.

We cover the Bradford  geographical areas of Bingley, Keighley, Steeton , Silsden and Ilkley, and also the North Yorkshire areas of Skipton and Settle.

Further information is on our website  Children’s therapies - Airedale NHS Foundation Trust (


Referral information 

We have an open referral system , and accept referrals from schools, nurseries, parents as well as health professionals 

 Our referral form is available on our website  here    Referral form  or please contact us on 01535 292821 

All Referrals received on forms  are triaged and sent to the most appropriate team  for assessment, or the parent is invited to  a triage appointment

If the childs needs are complex  we will consider whether the child meets the criteria for our Child Development  SALT team 


under 6 years 

Parents can contact us directly on 01535 292821 to make an initial triage appointment  without need for referral form. The majority of these will be by telephone in the first instance although face to face is also available.  . Follow up assessment  may be virtual or face to face.

Current waiting time for a triage appointment  is  < 6 weeks 


Over 6 years  - Please complete the Referral Form and Checklist and send to:

Children's Therapy Secretary, Child Development Centre, Airedale General Hospital, Steeton, KEIGHLEY, BD20 6TD or  email

 Curent waiting time is approximately 12 - 18 weeks 

Eating Drinking and Swallowing 

 Speech and Language Therapists in the Child Development team also assess functional difficulties  of eating , drinking and swallowing . Please contact the team on 01535 292821  to discuss referral . Referrals are prioritsed  with an aim to see all within 12 weeks 


Other services we work closely with:

Neurodevelopmental (Autism)  assessment 

 As part of the multidisciplibnary team  we deliver  the  service for age 2-7 for the Airedale geographical area . Please contact our  Assessment administration on  01535 292821 if you wish to refer so they can  ensure you have the correct  forms etc, or see the Direct referrals page on this site 

 Current waiting time is apporximately 18 - 24  months 


Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy

 Our integrated Childrens Therapies team includes  occupational Therapists  and physiotherapists who work with a range of children and young people with functional   and physical skills  needs and equipment needs . Please contact the team at the Child Development Centre on 01535 292821  if you wish to discuss  access to this service whilst our web pages are updated. . 


Training and CPD 

We offer a variety of training  relating to all areas of SLCN  both face to face and online  - watch out for our new training  brochure coming soon or  contact us on 01535 292821  to discuss your needs .


Traded services

Please contact us if you would like to discuss commissioning  traded services for your setting - 

  • Training tasters:  - introduction to the training courses we offer /  or a brief taster session of one of our courses 
  • Training follow-ups: Recap on training you have previously attended and revisit the learning and outcomes with support on starting to embed the learning within your setting
  • Support with whole school approaches: Coaching and support on getting going with and embedding whole school approaches such as Colourful Semantics, Intensive Interaction and Makaton
  • Intervention workshops: A chance to observe modelling of intervention approaches. Get support on setting up interventions or advice around where to go next with interventions already running in your setting 
  • Universal  screening  - screening of whole class/ year groups to identify  speech. language and communication needs 
  • Communication environments  - support to achieve Elklan Communication Friendly accreditation 
  • Universal Intervention package  - for   Nursery/ reception or reception / year 1 -  to include  a combination of the above 
  • Targetted  Intervention package  - for  all year groups  -  including a combination of above , plus  targeted interventions for identified pupils 


 Key Contacts

Childrens Therapy administration       Tel: 01535 292821      Email:

Service Manager and Team Leads  :  c/o  Children's Therapies Airedale General Hospital     Tel: 01535 292821    

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