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Sheffield Small Talk - Speech and Language Therapy for Children


Sheffield Small Talk is a parent/carer support group for parents/carers of pre-school children with speech, language and communication needs. Parent/carers meet to support one another while the children can benefit from speech and language therapy offered by speech and language therapists and students who are training to be speech and language therapists. 

Sheffield Small Talk collaborates with the Sheffield Children's Speech and Language Therapy Service. Pre-school children with any speech, language and communication needs are welcome. Staff are qualified speech and language therapists registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Staff supervise the speech and language therapy students who work with the children. 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Dr Judy Clegg
Contact Position
Senior Lecturer and Speech and Language Therapist
(0114) 2222418

Where to go

Philippa Cottam Communication Clinic
Department of Human Communication Sciences, University of Sheffield
362 Mushroom Lane
South Yorkshire
S10 2TS

We are very near the Sheffield Children's Hospital and next to the Weston Park Museum 

When is it on?

Time of day
Session Information
Tuesday mornings from 10am to 12pm

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access
Cater for special dietary requirements
Supports special needs and disabilities
Special needs and disabilities experience
Social, emotional and mental health needs
Medical Needs or long term illness
Speech, Language & Communication needs
Down's Syndrome
Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Profound & Multiple Learning Difficulty
Severe Learning Difficulty
Hearing impairment
Moderate Learning Difficulty
Cerebral Palsy
Able to accommodate other cultures/ethnicities
Culture/ethnicities accommodated
Additional culture/ethnicity information
All welcome

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£2.50 Per morning session
We ask for a voluntary contribution of £2.50 per session
Referral required
  • IndoorOutdoor Play
  • Parking
  • Disabled Facilities
  • Changing facilities
  • Secure setting
  • Catering facilities
  • Visual aids

We cater for all pre-school children with speech, language and communication needs. 

Local Offer


We can offer additional speech and language therapy support for pre-school children with speech, language and communication needs. 

Contact Name
Dr Judy Clegg
Contact Telephone
(0114) 2222418
Contact Email

General Extended Local Offer Response

Eligibility criteria for your service and any priority groups 

We have no strict eligibility criteria other than pre-school children with speech, language and communication needs. Please contact Dr Judy Clegg to discuss your interest in the group. 

Do you operate a waiting list? 
Staffing arrangements 
Able to assist children/young people to access all activities and services
Staffing arrangements details 

Qualified speech and language therapists who are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and members of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) lead the group. We are University staff who train speech and language therapists and so our speech and langauge therapy students work into the group and are supervised by us. 

How do you communicate with your service users? 
Directly with parents/carers
Communicating with service users details 

We communicate with our service users in person. 

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Small Talk, Communication, Support, Pre-School, support group, speech and language, SEN, special educational needs
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