Language, Communication & Interaction Service

The Language, Communication and Interaction Service (LCIS) is a team of specialist teachers, speech and language therapists and SEN Early Years and School- Age Practitioners. We are a specialist service which works with families, children’s centres, other early years settings and schools to support and develop provision for children and young people aged 0 – 16 years with social communication difficulties, autism and for some with developmental language disorder.   This is a  Local Authority service which also works closely with Newham Social Care and East London Foundation Trust  ( ELFT) children’s services.

Who to contact


Where to go

Lathom Junior School
Lathom Road
E6 2DU

The team is based at Lathom Junior School but provides a service across all Newham schools and settings

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Time / Date Details

When is it on
The service offer is available from Mondays to Fridays during school term times only. Specific activities such as Early Years groups, training etc are timetabled for specific days and times.
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Currently free to Newham organisations and residents There is a charge for training delivered to organisations outside Newham or for participants from outside Newham who attend Newham training


Age Ranges
Referral required
Referral Details

A referral is required to access all parts of the service via an LCIS referral form.

Early Years setting, schools and any other agency involved with the child or young person can refer with parental  consent. Parents can request that any of the above make a referral if appropriate.

There will some variation in the level and type of service offered  a referral has been made, depending on various factors.