Benefits for Family and Friends

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Benefits for families and friends

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

Speech and language therapy can benefit the family and friends of an individual with speech, language, communication and / eating and drinking difficulties.

What impact can a speech, language, communication and / eating and drinking difficulty have on family and friends?

Any speech, language, communication and / eating and drinking difficulty can have an impact on the individual's family and friends. The type of impact on the individual's family and friends will vary and be dependent on the individual's specific speech, language, communication and / eating and drinking difficulty, the severity of their difficulty and also their underlying condition or cause. Some of the difficulties faced by families and friends can include:

  • An inability to communicate effectively with the individual.
  • Financial impact, as they may need to give up work to care for the individual.
  • Emotional and social impact including stress, anxiety and depression.
  • Lack of understanding on how to deal with the individual's specific needs and abilities.

What types of speech and language therapy can benefit family and friends?

The speech and language therapist will support and help the family and friends of individuals with speech, language, communication and / eating and drinking difficulties. The speech and language therapist will be able to educate and advise family members and friends on the individual's specific difficulties. The Speech and language therapist can give advice and training for family and friends on how to communicate effectively with the individual. The speech and language therapist can also advise on any eating and drinking requirements the individual may have.

Different therapy approaches which can benefit family and friends of individuals with speech, language, communication and / eating and drinking difficulties can include:

  • Training for families and carers
  • Equipment training
  • Consultative role
  • Therapy programmes
  • Pre-school communication groups
  • Compensatory strategies
  • Advice and education
  • Eating, drinking and swallowing management

What are the benefits of speech and language therapy for family and friends?

Speech and language therapy has many benefits for family and friends of individuals with speech, language, communication and / eating and drinking difficulties. The main benefit is helping family and friends to communicate effectively with the individual. Other benefits include:

  • Increased confidence and self-esteem.
  • Support and advice.
  • Increased social opportunities.
  • Improving quality of life.
  • Education and understanding of the individual's needs and abilities.

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 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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