Improving Coping Strategies

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Improving coping strategies

Having a speech, language, communication and / eating and drinking difficulty can have a dramatic impact on an individual's ability to communicate effectively and eat and drink safely.

Speech and language therapy will help to improve and develop speech, language and communication difficulties. Speech and language therapy will also help to improve an individual's eating and drinking ability. Our speech and language therapists realise that coping with a speech, language, communication and / eating and drinking difficulty can be very hard to deal with, for both the individual and their parents or carers.

What impacts can a speech, language, communication and / eating and drinking difficulty have on an individual's life?

Having a speech, language, communication and / eating and drinking difficulty can affect an individual in a variety of settings and can affect many areas of their life including:

  • Educational / work performance
  • Social
  • Emotional
  • Functional (carrying out everyday tasks)
  • Communication

How can speech and language therapy help to improve an individual's coping strategies?

Our speech and language therapists will help the individual to cope with their speech, language, communication and / eating and drinking difficulty. The speech and language therapist will improve an individual's coping strategies in helping them to communicate more effectively and eat and drink more safely. The speech and language therapist will also help to improve coping strategies for the individual's parents or carers and also other professionals involved in their care.

Our speech and language therapists will help to improve coping strategies through the following approaches:

  • Individual therapy
  • Alternative and Augmentative Communication
  • Group therapy
  • Training
  • Eating, drinking and swallowing management
  • Compensatory strategies
  • Advice and education

What are the benefits of improving coping strategies?

The main benefit of improving coping strategies is helping the patient and their parents or carers to deal with the impact of their speech, language, communication and / eating and drinking difficulty. Other benefits can include:

  • Accessing their educational and work environment more effectively.
  • Carrying out everyday tasks which require the use of effective communication and / eating and drinking.
  • Effectively communicating their thoughts, feelings and other information.
  • Effectively understanding the information around them.
  • Increased confidence and self-esteem.
  • Improving coping strategies for parents and carers.
  • Advice and education for other professionals.
  • Improved quality of life.
  • Increased independence.

How do I book an appointment with a speech and language therapist?

If you would like any more information on any of our services, or would like to book an appointment with one of our speech and language therapists then please do not hesitate to call us on 0330 0885 643.


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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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