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Adult Speech and Language Therapy

What do we do?

We provide assessment, management and advice to adults and/or their carers regarding speech, language, fluency, voice and communication disorders as well as eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties.

Once a referral is accepted an appointment is made for full assessment by a Speech and Language Therapist as soon as possible. Following assessment your Speech and Language Therapist will advise on the best course of management. This may include:

  • A course of therapy (individual/group)

  • Advice and recommendations

  • Further assessments, which may include:

  • Videofluoroscopy (x-ray of the swallow), FEES (fibreoptic endoscopic evaluation of the swallow)

  • Liaison with other services

  • Training for carers/other professionals/ nursing home staff

  • Regular reviews

  • Advice on strategies to help

 

We are also committed to the training of student Speech and Language Therapists and offer regular placements.

 

Who do we see?

We provide a service to adults who may have:

  • Stroke

  • Neurological impairment – such as Parkinson’s Disease, Motor Neurone Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Huntington’s Disease.

  • Swallowing disorders associated with Dementia

  • Cancer of the head, neck, throat

  • Voice disorders

  • Stammer

  • COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)

  • Critical Care including tracheostomy

 

How to refer

We accept referrals by fax or letter (unfortunately we are unable to accept verbal referrals). In community, referrals can be made by GP, consultant and other healthcare professional. Nursing homes have a standard form to fax directly to the booking team. Self referrals can be accepted in some cases.

 

How to contact us

Telephone: 01625 661885 (community team)

       01625 661875 (community team bookings)

Fax: 01625 661482 (community team bookings)

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