Speech disorder is a term which describes several conditions affecting an individual’s ability to create and form speech sounds correctly. A speech disorder can range from mild to severe. In more severe cases an individual may be completely unintelligible.
Speech disorders affect an individual’s ability to communicate effectively in a variety of settings including the home, work and social environments. Our speech and language therapists will provide individualised treatment plans which will be tailored to the individual’s specific needs and abilities.
Speech and language therapy can be very beneficial for individuals with speech disorders and aims to improve their intelligibility so they can communicate more effectively with others. In more severe cases the speech and language therapist can explore alternative forms of communication with the client.
See below for the types of speech disorders we treat at SLT UK.