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:
- difficulty getting words out or finding the right word
- understanding conversations,
- 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.
- Home Visits
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