What is Speech and Language Therapy?

Speech and Language Therapy (SLT), is a area of healthcare that focuses on the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of communication and swallowing disorders. Speech and language therapists, work with individuals of all ages, from infants to the elderly, who may have difficulties with speech, language, voice, fluency, and swallowing.

How do we work?

We work closely with case managers, families, caregivers, and other healthcare professionals to provide comprehensive care. The goal of speech and language therapy is to enhance an individual’s communication skills and improve their overall quality of life.

When working with brain injury clients, all our therapists have over five years’ experience and work as part of a team, carrying out joint visits and goals alongside other professionals as well as being able to feedback and speak confidently in MDT meetings.

What Assessments do we offer?

  • General Assessment: of the person’s understanding of language, expressive language, as well as their social communication, looking at all aspects of their life both at home and in the community.
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC): Some individuals may have difficulty communicating verbally, and speech therapists can assist them in using alternative methods such as communication boards or electronic devices.
  • Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia): Speech therapists assess and treat individuals with difficulties swallowing, which can be caused by various medical conditions.
  • Cognitive-Communication Disorders: This area involves difficulties with cognitive-communication skills, such as memory, problem-solving, and social communication.