Improved Quality of Life

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Improved quality of life

Communication, eating and drinking are activities carried out in our daily lives, which many of us may take for granted. For individual's with speech, language, communication and / eating and drinking difficulties, carrying out these activities effectively and independently may become a challenge, this will affect many aspects of the individual's and also their parents or carers lives.

Speech and language therapy will help to improve and develop speech, language and communication. Speech and language therapy also supports individuals with eating and drinking difficulties.

One of the main benefits of speech and language therapy is improved quality of life for the individual with the speech, language, communication and / eating and drinking difficulty. By improving the individual's ability to communicate and eat and drink more effectively, this will contribute to improving their quality of life.

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

Any speech, language, communication and / eating and drinking difficulty will have an impact on an individual's quality of life. The severity and type of speech, language, communication and / eating and drinking difficulty will vary for each individual, resulting in different impacts on their quality of life. The individual's difficulties can affect many aspects of their life which can include:

  • Communication
  • Social
  • Functional
  • Emotional
  • Educational / work performance

How can speech and language therapy help to improve an individual's quality of life?

Speech and language therapy can help to improve an individual's quality of life in many ways. Speech and language therapy will improve the individual's ability to communicate effectively with others in a variety settings. Speech and language therapy will help to increase the individual's social, educational and work opportunities, independence and also their confidence and self-esteem. All these factors will contribute to an overall improvement of the individual's quality of life.

The speech and language therapist may use a variety of management approaches. The type of approach used will depend on the individual's overall ability, their specific speech, language, communication and / eating and drinking difficulty and their underlying cause or condition. Different approaches which can help to improve an individual's quality of life can include:

There are many benefits of speech and language therapy. The main benefit of speech and language therapy is to help the individual become a more effective communicator and also to improve their eating and drinking ability. These benefits will contribute to the individual and also their parents or carers leading a more improved quality of life.

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 call us on 0330 0885 643.


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