Our assessment process
Our team of expert speech and language therapists at SLT UK provide a service to support individuals, carers and family members by assessing the mental capacity of the patient to guide the management of eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties.
What does a capacity assessment involve?
The speech and language therapist will be required to carry out a full eating, drinking and swallowing assessment in order to establish the individual’s strengths and areas of difficulties with their eating, drinking, swallowing and communication.
Mental capacity assessments:
Discuss the difficulties the individual is experiencing with eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties and explain the recommendations.
- Work alongside other professionals involved in the individual's care.
- Provide a variety of different means to enable the individual to communicate their wishes and needs.
- Provide detailed reports following the mental capacity assessments.
- Recommendations will be put in place to fully support the individual with their eating, drinking and swallowing management.
If you feel you may benefit from speech and language therapy or would like any more information on our services please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0330 088 5643.