Talking Walk-in Appointments

If you are a Hackney resident, your child is under 5 years old and you are concerned about their speech, language or communication, you can attend a Virtual Talking Walk-In Initial Assessment.  A Speech and Language Therapist will be able to give you some advice and, if appropriate, you will make a plan together about the most appropriate next steps (this may include further assessment of your child or booking in for some therapy sessions).

Due to COVID, all initial assessment Talking Walk-in appointments are currently being held virtually or via telephone. Click here for further information on how they are being carried out and what to expect if you have an appointment.

To get in touch, please contact our admin team via email at and include in your email:

  • Your name and phone number
  • Your child’s name and date of birth.

Alternatively, you can call 020 7683 4262 and leave a voicemail message with your name, contact number and your child’s name and date of birth.  A member of our team will get back in touch with you as soon as possible.

If your child attends full-time school, please contact the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) in the school who can refer your child to our service.