Speech and Language Therapy (SALT)

We provide support and treatment for people who have speech, language, communication or swallowing difficulties. We offer separate, specialist services for adults, children/young people and people with learning disabilities.



Adults

Our Adult Speech and Language Therapy teams work in partnership with people and their families/carers to help manage communication and/or swallowing problems. These can be caused by conditions such as stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, Motor Neurone Disease, dementia, Multiple Sclerosis and dysfluency (stammering).

We can provide:

  • assessment and diagnosis
  • specialist intervention and support
  • training for health and social care staff who work with patients who have eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties (dysphagia).

If you, or your loved one, have a communication difficulty and would like to access our service, please contact us direct. For a problem with swallowing, please speak to your GP first. We have four teams based around Dorset, and will arrange sessions to suit you – either in a local clinic or community hospital, or in your own home.

Please note, we do not offer treatment for people with voice disorders – this is provided by speech and language therapy services at Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Poole Hospital and Dorset County Hospital. We are also unable to support people undergoing gender reassignment.

For details of the support available for people with learning disabilities, please visit our learning disabilities website.

Children and Young People

Our Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy service works across Dorset in nurseries and pre-schools, children’s centres, schools and health clinics.

If your child is aged under five and you have concerns about the development of their speech, language or communication skills, please speak with your health visitor, GP or local children’s centre, nursery or pre-school. They will make some initial checks, and can refer your child to us for a specialist assessment if required.

For school-age children, we accept referrals for further assessment from schools where support by education professionals has not resulted in the expected progress. Paediatricians and other health professionals may also refer children for assessment and support for problems associated with hearing impairment, cleft palate, velopharyngeal impairment, swallowing difficulties and where a diagnosis of Autism is being considered.

Where to access the service:

Locations

Adult SaLT (Blandford Community Hospital)

N/A
N/A
Milldown Road,
Blandford,
Dorset,
DT11 7DD

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Opening Times: Monday to Friday from 09.00 to 17.00

Adult Speech and Language Therapy

Adult SaLT (Bournemouth - Shelley Road, Boscombe)

N/A
N/A
11 Shelley Road,
Boscombe,
BH1 4JQ

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Opening Times: Monday to Friday: 09.00 - 17.00

Adult Speech and Language Therapy (Bournemouth)

Adult SaLT (Poole - Alderney Hospital)

N/A
N/A
Ringwood Road,
Parkstone,
Poole,
Dorset,
BH12 4NB

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WiFi: No

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Opening Times: Monday to Friday from 09.00 to 17.00

Adult Speech and Language Therapy (Poole)

Adult SaLT (Weymouth Community Hospital)

N/A
N/A
3 Melcombe Avenue,
Weymouth,
Dorset,
DT4 7TB

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WiFi: No

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Opening Times: Monday to Friday from 09.00 to 17.00

Adult Speech and Language Therapy (Weymouth)

Paediatric SALT (Ringwood - St Leonards Hospital)

N/A
N/A
Acorn Building,
Ringwood Road,
Saint Leonards,
Ringwood,
BH24 2RR

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Based in the Acorn Building

WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes


Paediatric SaLT (Blandford - Blandford Health Centre)

01305 254 743
N/A
Salisbury Street,
Blandford,
DT11 7PY

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WiFi: No

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy (Blandford)

Paediatric SaLT (Bournemouth - Boscombe and Springbourne Health Centre)

01202 443208
N/A
66-68 Palmerston Road,
Boscombe,
Bournemouth,
BH1 4JT

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WiFi: No

Parking: No

Disabled Access: Yes

Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy (Boscombe & Springbourne)

Paediatric SaLT (Bournemouth - Eastway Clinic)

01202 443 208
N/A
St Albans Medical Centre,
Eastway,
Bournemouth,
BH8 9PU

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WiFi: No

Parking: No

Disabled Access: No

Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy (Eastway Bournemouth)

Paediatric SaLT (Bournemouth - Moordown Clinic)

01202 443 208
N/A
844 Wimborne Road,
Moordown,
Bournemouth,
BH9 2DS

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WiFi: No

Parking: No

Disabled Access: Yes

Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy (Moordown)

Paediatric SaLT (Bournemouth - Pelhams Clinic)

01202 443 208
N/A
Kinson Community Centre,
Millhams Road,
Pelhams Park,
Bournemouth,
BH10 7LH

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WiFi: No

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Paediatric SaLT (Bournemouth - Shelley Road)

01202 443 208
N/A
11 Shelley Road,
Boscombe,
Bournemouth,
BH1 4JQ

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Paediatric Speech & Language Therapy (Boscombe, Bournemouth)

Paediatric SaLT (Bournemouth - West Howe Clinic)

01202 443 208
N/A
Cunningham Crescent,
West Howe,
Bournemouth,
BH11 8DN

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Paediatric SaLT (West Howe)

Paediatric SaLT (Bridport - Bridport Medical Centre)

01305 254 743
N/A
West Road,
West Allington,
Bridport,
DT6 5BN

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WiFi: No

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy (Bridport)

Paediatric SaLT (Christchurch - Christchurch Medical Centre)

01202 443 208
N/A
The Loft,
1 Purewell Cross Road,
Christchurch,
BH23 3AF

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WiFi: No

Parking: No

Disabled Access: No

Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy (Christchurch)

Paediatric SaLT (Christchurch - Christchurch West Children's Centre)

01202 443 208
N/A
27 The High Street,
Christchurch,
BH23 1AJ

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WiFi: No

Parking: No

Disabled Access: No

Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy (Christchurch West)

Paediatric SaLT (Dorchester - Dorchester Children's Centre)

01305 254 743
N/A
Damers Road,
Dorchester,
DT1 2LB

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WiFi: No

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy (Dorchester Hospital)

Paediatric SaLT (Gillingham - Peacemarsh Surgery)

01305 254 743
N/A
Peacemarsh Surgery,
Marlott Road,
Gillingham,
SP8 4FR

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WiFi: No

Parking: No

Disabled Access: No

Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy (Gillingham)

Paediatric SaLT (Lyme Regis - Lyme Regis Medical Centre)

01305 254 743
N/A
Uplyme Road,
Lyme Regis,
DT7 3LS

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WiFi: No

Parking: No

Disabled Access: No

Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy (Lyme Regis)

Paediatric SaLT (Poole - Canford Heath Health Clinic)

01202 443 208
N/A
Culliford Crescent,
Canford Health,
Poole,
BH17 9DW

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy (Canford Heath)

Paediatric SaLT (Poole - Parkstone Health Centre)

01202 443 208
N/A
Mansfield Road,
Parkstone,
Poole,
BH14 0DJ

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WiFi: No

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy (Parkstone)

Paediatric SaLT (Poole - Poole Community Health Clinic)

N/A
N/A
Shaftesbury Road,
Poole,
BH15 2NT

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Paediatric SaLT (Poole)

Paediatric SaLT (Poole - Poole Hospital)

01202 443 208
N/A
Poole Hospital,
Longfleet Road,
Poole,
BH15 2JB

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WiFi: No

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Paediatric SaLT (Poole Hospital)

Paediatric SaLT (Portland - Outlooks Children Centre)

01202 443 208
N/A
Castle Road,
Portland,
DT5 1AU

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WiFi: No

Parking: No

Disabled Access: No

Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy (Portland)

Paediatric SaLT (Shaftesbury - Abbey View GP Medical Centre)

01305 254 743
N/A
Salisbury Road,
Shaftesbury,
SP7 8DH

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WiFi: No

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Paediatric SaLT (Shaftesbury)

Paediatric SaLT (Sherborne - Yeatman Hospital)

01305 254 743
N/A
Yeatman Hospital,
Hospital Lane,
Sherborne,
DT9 3JU

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Paediatric SaLT (Sherborne)

Paediatric SaLT (Sturminster Newton - Sturminster Newton Health Centre)

01305 254 743
N/A
Old Market Hill,
Sturminster Newton,
DT10 1QU

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WiFi: No

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Paediatric SaLT (Sturminster Newton)

Paediatric SaLT (Swanage - Swanage Medical Practice)

01305 254 743
N/A
Station Approach,
Swanage,
BH19 1HB

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Paediatric SaLT (Swanage)

Paediatric SaLT (Upton - Upton Health Centre, Adam Practice)

01202 443 208
N/A
Blandford Road North,
Upton,
Upton,
BH16 5PW

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WiFi: No

Parking: No

Disabled Access: No

Paediatric SaLT (Upton)

Paediatric SaLT (Wareham - Wareham Hospital)

01305 254 743
N/A
Streche Road,
Wareham,
BH20 4QQ

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WiFi: No

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Paediatric SaLT (Wareham)

Paediatric SaLT (Weymouth - Bridges Medical Practice)

01305 254 743
N/A
26 Commercial Road,
Weymouth,
DT4 7DW

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WiFi: No

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes


Paediatric SaLT (Weymouth - Littlemoor Health Centre)

01305 254743
N/A
Littlemoor Clinic,
Louviers Road,
Weymouth,
DT3 6SA

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WiFi: No

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes


Paediatric SaLT (Wimborne - Wimborne Children's Centre)

01202 443 208
N/A
Gordon Road,
Wimborne,
BH21 2AP

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WiFi: No

Parking: No

Disabled Access: No

Paediatric SaLT (Wimborne)

Speech and Language Therapy for Adults with Learning Disabilities (Bournemouth - Hillcrest)

01202 636174
N/A
31 Slades Farm Road,
Bournemouth,
BH10 4EU

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WiFi: No

Parking: No

Disabled Access: No


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