One to one therapy
At speech and language therapy we offer a one to one therapy service for all our clients including children and adults. One to one therapy can be highly beneficial to individuals with speech, language and communication difficulties. One to one therapy can also help individuals with eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties.
What will one to one therapy involve?
One to one therapy will involve the individual and the therapist working on a one to one basis on specific areas of speech, language or eating and drinking difficulties. Following an initial assessment the speech and language therapist, the individual and / their parent or carer will make a joint decision on what to work on in therapy. The speech and language therapist can work on any area of speech, language or eating and drinking in one to one therapy.
What types of one to one therapy are there?
There are many types of treatment available in one to one therapy, this will vary for each individual and will depend on their specific speech, language and communication needs and also their underlying condition or disorder. The speech and language therapist may work on any of the following areas in one to one therapy:
- Expressive language (verbal, non-verbal and written communication)
- Receptive language (understanding of verbal, non-verbal and written communication)
- Pragmatics (social use of language)
- Attention and listening
- Play and interaction
- Voice quality
- Eating, drinking and swallowing
Who will benefit from one to one treatment at speech and language therapy?
One to one therapy is highly beneficial to any individual with speech, language or communication difficulties, also individuals with eating and drinking problems. One to one therapy can offer an intensive and individualised therapy programme for all our clients of all abilities and difficulties. The individual's parents or carers will also benefit from one to one therapy.
For more information on the different types of one to one therapy we offer, see our section on individual therapy. How can I book one to one treatment with a speech and language therapist?
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