Speech and Language Therapists (SLT) assess and treat speech, language, communication and swallowing problems. This involves working closely with other specialists such as nurses, doctors, dieticians and occupational therapists as part of our dedicated multidisciplinary team.
Speech and language therapy can be delivered on an inpatient basis as part of an intensive rehabilitation programme, and on an outpatient sessional basis.
We’ll take the time to understand the right blend of therapy required to create a unique programme of care that’s designed around your needs.
SLTs assist adults who have the following types of problems:
- Difficulty producing and using speech
- Difficulty understanding language
- Difficulty using language
- Difficulty with feeding, chewing or swallowing
- A stammer
- A voice problem
These problems may have been caused by a range of disabilities or diseases including:
- Head injury
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Motor Neurone Disease
- Respiratory Difficulties
- Head, neck or throat cancer