What will a consultative role involve?
Our speech and language therapists at SLT UK can offer a consultative role as part of the treatment process. A consultative role will focus on giving advice and recommendations to the individual, their carer and other professionals involved in their care.
Unlike one to one and group therapy where the individual receives direct input from the speech and language therapist, a consultative role will focus on providing advice and recommendations for the individual, their carer and others involved in their care.
Following an initial assessment the speech and language therapist will be able to advise or recommend on how to manage the individual’s speech, language or eating and drinking needs. A speech and language therapist will often combine a consultative role with other types of treatment e.g. one to one therapy.
Who can benefit from a consultative role?
There are many different people who can benefit from a consultative role. The speech and language therapist can provide advice, support and recommendations for a variety of people involved in the individual’s care, these can include:
- The individual.
- The individual’s carer or parent.
- The individual’s friends and family.
- Medical or health care professionals.
- Teachers or other educational staff.
- Care home staff.
There are many types of consultative services available at SLT UK, this will vary for each individual and will depend on their specific speech, language and communication needs and also their underlying condition or disorder. A consultative role will include giving advice, support or recommendations on the individual’s speech, language or eating and drinking needs.
What are the benefits of consultative services?
There are many benefits of a consultative service for the individual and everyone involved in their care. The main benefit of a consultative role is receiving support and advice on how best to support the individual’s speech, language and communication needs in a variety of settings and environments.
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.