Neurological problems occur as a result of damage to the nervous system, such as injury to the brain, spinal cord or nerves. Neurological problems can be acquired as a result of sudden injury to the nervous system e.g. a stroke or head injury. Neurological problems can also be progressive where the problems will worsen over time due to deterioration of the nervous system.
Neurological problems can result in many different difficulties which will be dependent on the area of the nervous system that has been affected. Neurological problems can result in difficulties with muscle function, speech, language (both expressive and receptive), swallowing and social communication.
Speech and language therapy is highly beneficial for adults with neurological problems. Our speech and language therapists will provide individualised treatment plans tailored to the specific needs and abilities of each client. The type of treatment given will depend on many factors including, the underlying cause of the neurological problem, the severity of the problem and the area of the nervous system which has been affected. Speech and language therapy helps to improve speech, language, communication and swallowing.
Look below to see the types of neurological problems we treat at SLT UK.