Adults

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Adults

Why Speech and Language Therapy?

  • To improve communication skills 
  • achieve individual goals 
  • build confidence in communicating 
  • improve quality of life

What can we work on?

 

  • Communication impairment due to Stroke, Head injury, Dementia, Progressive Neurological e.g. MS, Parkinson’s Disease

This may include:

  • Language
    • difficulty getting words out or finding the right word
    • understanding conversations,
    • reading,
    • writing
  • Speech
    • quiet voice,
    • slurred speech (dysarthia),
    • difficulty forming sounds or words (dyspraxia),
    • effortful or erratic speech (ataxia)
  • Stammering that may be from childhood or acquired as an adult
  • LSVT Loud® treatment – find out more

How to move forward:

  • Initial assessment: to find out the specific difficulties you may have with aspects of communication and to look at why you want or need support.
  • Treatment sessions: individual or group therapy sessions working on achieving a goal
  • Conversation partner training: working with people in your environment to support your communication and increase opportunities to communicate.
  • Training: giving skills to others to increase awareness of communication difficulties and how best to support people.

Where?

  • Home Visits
  • Clinic
  • Video Link