Speech Therapy

This speech therapy treatment is for those who are suffering with disorders of speech, language and communication as well as for swallowing difficulties in children and adults. These problems can arise from neurological impairments like stroke, head injury and dementia, etc. Speech and language therapists (SLTs) work closely with infants, children and adults who have various levels of speech, language and communication problems, and with those who have swallowing, drinking or eating difficulties. those who wish to improve their communication skills by modifying an accent; and those with cognitive communication impairments, such as attention, memory, and problem solving disorders. They also work with people who have swallowing difficulties.

Typical work activities/ what we do

  • identifying children's developmental speech and communication difficulties/disorders;
  • assessing and treating swallowing and communication difficulties arising from a variety of causes, e.g. congenital problems (such as cleft palate) or acquired disorders after a stroke or injury;
  • devising, implementing and revising relevant treatment programmes;
  • advising carers on implementing treatment programmes and training other professionals in therapy delivery;
  • assessing communication environments;
  • monitoring and evaluating clients' progress;
  • working with clients on a one-to-one basis, and in groups, to deliver therapy;
  • managing a caseload taking account of priority cases, waiting lists, successful outcomes, referral and discharge of service users;