The Children’s Integrated Speech and Language Therapy Service for Hackney and The City have built up one of the most dynamic and respected services in the country. Together we work as a cohesive service to provide speech, language communication support for all children and young people in Hackney and The City of London.

Our greatest achievement is the work that we do on a daily basis supporting the children, young people and their families within our care. As a result of the high quality work that we do a number of publications, awards and presentations have made it into the public domain. A list of 2016 achievements includes:

Whole Team Achievements

  • Launch of our website and accompanying Twitter and Facebook Pages
  • Selected to by the Royal College of SLTs to be an SLCN Outcomes Collaborative Area
  • Inclusion mark ”gold” awarded to Whitmore Primary where SLTs work in partnership with the school staff


  • Parsons, S and Branagan A (2016) Word Aware 2: Teaching vocabulary in Early Years, Speechmark, London
  • Parsons, S and Branagan A (2016) Language for Thinking colour edition, Speechmark, London
  • Colozzo, P, McKeil L, Petersen , J and Szabo, A (2016)An early Literacy Programme for Young Children with Down Syndrome: Changes Observed over One Year. University of British Columbia

    Contributing to the continuing professional development of the SLT profession around the country

  • Chair of the Autistic Spectrum Disorders Clinical Excellence Network
  • Measuring Outcomes in SLT and Profiling Outcomes Across Time – whole day training at Essex Secondary Schools CEN
  • Presented on SCERTs approach to PECs at ASD Clinical Excellence Network – London wide.
  • Presented on Stammering Service in Hackney at South East and London Stammering Clinical Excellence Network
  • Successful application of SLT work at Hackney Youth Offending Team to Youth Justice Board Effective Practice Library
  • Invitation to submit case studies of Hackney YOT young people on to the RCSLT criminal justice web page
  • Appointed Chair of the National Association of Professionals working with Language Impaired Children (NAPLIC)
  • Appointed to be on the SLT Advisory Group for University College London

    Supporting lobbying and promotion of wider issues for the SLT profession

  • Attendance and contribution to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Speech and Language Difficulties
  • Training and development of an SLCN screening tool for COACH Family Programme for early identification of SLCN and supporting appropriate referrals to SLT
  • Adaptation of Restorative Justice Materials to ensure they are SLCN friendly for Young Offenders
  • Contribution towards the revised Position Paper on Children’s SLTA list of achievements from previous years is available here.