What is speech and language therapy

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What is Speech and Language Therapy?

Speech and Language Therapy is concerned with the assessment, diagnosis / identification and management of speech, language, communication and swallowing disorders in children and adults.

Speech and Language Therapy helps to diagnose, prevent and / or rehabilitate an individual's speech and language difficulties. Speech and Language Therapy enables people with communication disorders to achieve their maximum potential to communicate.

Speech and language therapy also enables individuals with eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties to eat and drink as safely and independently as possible.

What is a Speech and Language Therapist?

A Speech and Language Therapist is a qualified and registered health professional who is trained and experienced in assessing and treating individuals with communication needs. Speech and language therapists specialise in investigating and treating disorders of speech, language, communication, eating and drinking difficulties.

Speech and Language Therapists work closely with other professionals in health and education, and with families to maximise the outcome of the individual who is experiencing communication difficulties.

What problems can speech and language therapists help with?

Speech and Language Therapy can help children and adults that have problems with:

What conditions do speech and language therapists help?

Speech and Language therapists help both adults and children with many different conditions.

We treat adults with:

We treat children with:

Summary

Speech and Language Therapy is concerned with the management of speech, language, communication and swallowing disorders in children and adults.

Speech and Language Therapy helps to diagnose, prevent and / or rehabilitate an individual's speech, language, communication and / eating and drinking difficulties. Speech and Language Therapy enables people with communication disorders to achieve their maximum potential to communicate and to eat and drink as safely and independently as possible.

If you would like any more information on any of our speech and language therapy services, or would to book an appointment with one of our speech and language therapists then please email office@slt.co.uk or call 0330 0885 643.


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Next steps

To speak to a Speech and Language Therapist or to book an appointment, call us on 0161 883 0111 or email office@slt.co.uk

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All our speech and language therapists are registered with the RCSLT and the HCPC

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