Speech and language therapists are fully qualified professionals who assess, diagnose and treat speech, language, communication and swallowing problems. Speech and language therapists are trained to work with both children and adults and aim to maximise each individual’s potential to communicate. A speech and language therapist will work with the client, their family and other professionals to achieve the best possible care. Speech and language therapists work in a range of settings including, schools, homes, hospitals and clinics.
All our speech and language therapists are fully qualified and are registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC), and are members of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT).
Speech and language therapy benefits anyone who has a speech, language, communication or swallowing difficulty. Speech and language therapy helps children and adults of all ages and abilities. Speech and language therapy can also provide education, training and support for families, friends and other professionals who are involved in the client’s care.
At speech and language therapy we can treat a variety of conditions which cause speech, language, communication and swallowing difficulties. Common conditions or problems we treat include:
At SLT UK we treat a number of difficulties. Find out more about what we treat.
Treatment at SLT UK will offer a specialised service to help individuals with speech, language, communication and swallowing needs. Speech and language therapy treatment will start with an initial assessment. An initial assessment will help to identify if a client has a speech, language, communication or swallowing difficulty and also the severity of their difficulty. The speech and language therapist will then decide what the best method of treatment will be for that client. The type of treatment given will vary for each individual and depend on their specific needs and abilities.
Find out more about what to expect from speech and language therapy.
The type of treatment given will depend on the specific needs and abilities of each client. Our speech and language therapists offer individualised treatment plans for each client, which will be tailored to their specific needs and abilities.
We have no set number of treatment sessions for our clients. An initial assessment will help us to determine what type of treatment to give and also the duration and number of sessions needed. Treatment is commonly once a week, however this may be more or less depending on the severity and type of speech, language, communication and swallowing difficulty.
At SLT UK we provide a service to suit the needs and requirements of our clients. Therapy sessions may take place in, home settings or education settings.
If our clients are unable to attend a clinic session, we are happy to make home visits where we can provide assessment and treatment in the client's own home. We can also see clients in their educational environment, see colleges, university and education setting visits.
Yes. The earlier a client is treated for a speech, language, communication or swallowing disorder, the better. It is well researched that early intervention is highly beneficial for individuals with speech, language and communication difficulties.
Due to longer waiting lists in the NHS, early intervention is sometimes not possible. At speech and language therapy we have no waiting list and can see clients at a time and place to suit their needs and requirements. You can see a private speech and language therapist whilst on an NHS waiting list, or see us whilst also receiving NHS treatment. Having private treatment will not affect your NHS entitlement in any way.
No, we can accept referrals from any source. Common referral sources include self-referrals, referrals from family and friends and referrals from case managers or solicitors. If a client wishes to claim off their medical insurance, this may need to be authorized by their GP.
There are no waiting lists for our speech and language therapy services; we aim to see all of our clients at a time and place to suit them and as soon as possible after an initial enquiry.
All of our clinics are open:
We will book an appointment at a time that is suitable for you.
Booking an appointment is easy, to book an appointment:
Yes. Although individuals make the majority of their recovery in the first six months of having a stroke, they will continue to make progress after this time, however the rate of progress will depend on the individual. Speech and language therapy can help individuals who have had a stroke in any aspect of their speech, language and communication. At SLT UK an assessment will let us know what speech and language difficulties you are having. We will then offer an individual treatment programme to suit your specific needs and abilities.
Yes, an initial assessment will determine the severity of your stutter and also allow you to share any concerns you have. We will then offer you an individualised therapy programme providing you with advice, support and techniques which will help you to manage your stutter in more difficult situations. We also offer stuttering and fluency groups which offer a safe environment for individuals who stutter to communicate in, share their experiences and techniques and provide a support network. At SLT UK we will help to increase your confidence and self-esteem about communicating and managing your stutter in a positive way.
Coughing whilst eating and drinking is often a sign that food or drink may be going down the wrong way, which is often caused by a difficulty in swallowing. As well as communication, speech and language therapists also deal with eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties. If left untreated swallowing problems can cause health problems. We can provide an assessment for your grandfather to determine whether he has a swallowing problem. From the assessment results we will be able to put in place a relevant treatment programme to help with any difficulties he may have. We will also contact any other relevant professionals who may need to be involved in his care.
Yes, at SLT UK we provide a specialist voice therapy programme for individual’s with Parkinson’s disease who are having difficulty with the volume of their voice. This programme is known as Lee Silverman Voice Treatment, which help individuals to project their voice. An initial assessment will help to determine whether this treatment is appropriate for your needs and abilities. We also offer similar treatments, exercises and techniques which can help to support your vocal quality in order to gain effective communication.
This is a common problem that speech and language therapy deals with. Individuals who have to use their voice a lot as part of their profession will often experience voice problems. This type of problem responds well to speech and language therapy. An initial assessment will determine the type and severity of your voice problem and also help in creating an individualised voice programme to suit your specific needs and abilities. We can provide advice, support and techniques to help you manage any problems you having with your voice.