The Integrated Therapy Service for Children and Young People consists of children’s Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Speech and Language Therapists who are supported in their work by Therapy Support Practitioners and administrators.
We work with children and young people from 0 – 19 years who have difficulties in a wide-range of areas.
We are organised into four area teams which together cover the whole of Somerset. We provide a service to those children and families who live in Somerset and/or have a Somerset GP.
The Integrated Therapy Service is a specialist service for children and young people who are experiencing moderate or severe difficulties in a wide range of areas which need the input of a Physiotherapist, Speech and Language Therapist or Occupational Therapist. As a specialist service there is an expectation that most children and young people referred will have received an early help intervention but that the difficulties are continuing. There is a wealth of information on our website to give you advice and help you know whether to make a referral and how to do so.
You can download our Fact Files for Early Years or for schools for first line advice on how to help children and young people with different presenting difficulties and guidance on when to refer.
Service specific criteria:
You can find Service criteria and our core offer here.
Under section 4l – ensure that you have explained what strategies have already been tried to help the young person and what has worked.
Under section 7c – make sure you say if;
- the child’s/young person’s skills are falling within the normal range?
- Is this a problem which can be improved through therapy?
Under section 7f – make sure you say if there is another service which would be more appropriate for the difficulty identified.
If you are still unsure after having read the information on our website you could ring us on our telephone advice line.
Email address: ITSreferrals@sompar.nhs.uk
Telephone number: 01749 836 691
Address: ITS Referrals, Integrated Therapy Service for CYP, Priory House, Priory Health Park, Glastonbury Road, Wells, Somerset BA5 1XL