Conditions

Neurological problems

Neurological problems occur as a result of damage to the brain, spinal cord or nerves. They can result in different speech and language difficulties dependent on the area of the nervous system that has been affected.

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Eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties

Our speech and language therapists support individuals with eating, drinking and swallowing disorders which can be referred to as dysphagia. Individuals with dysphagia, may have difficulties swallowing certain foods and textures or being able to swallow at all.

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Hearing loss and impairments

A hearing loss or impairment, is when an individual has difficulty interpreting and hearing some or all of the sound frequencies correctly. The severity of hearing loss can vary and can affect a patient's speech and language in different ways.

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Communication problems

Communication is the ability to express and receive messages through speech and through non-verbal actions. Some people may have a problem with different aspects of their communication, preventing them from interacting effectively with others.

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Speech disorders

Speech disorders affect an individual’s ability to create and form speech sounds correctly. A speech disorder can range from mild to severe and in more severe cases an individual may be completely unintelligible.

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Voice problems

A voice problem is any difference in the production of an individual’s voice from what is considered typical for their age and sex. A voice problem can affect the quality, pitch or volume of an individual’s voice.

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Autism spectrum disorder

Autism is a spectrum disorder that affects a person’s social communication, imagination and interaction in a range of different ways and varies in severity. Individuals with ASD may have difficulty judging and understanding the world around them.

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Head and neck cancer

Head and neck cancer usually occurs in areas such as the mouth, nose and throat. People with head and neck cancer often require the support of speech and language therapists to help relieve and manage their symptoms.

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Palliative care needs

Palliative care is needed by someone who is suffering from a life threatening illness or disease. SLT UK provides information, support, symptom control and end of life bereavement counselling for those with speech, language, communication and swallowing conditions.

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Physical disabilities

A physical disability is a limitation on a person's physical functioning. Physical disabilities can alter speech, language, communication and swallowing when the muscles of the head, mouth and throat are affected.

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Learning difficulties

A learning difficulty is the result of a brain development pattern which has not happened as it should. This then affects how the brain receives and processes information. They are permanent but will differ from person to person.

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Mental health problems

Mental health problems are disorders that affect you mood, thinking and behaviour. There are many different mental health problems that vary in duration and severity. Most of the time, we are unable to see a mental health problem.

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About us

We are a team of highly specialist speech and language therapists with expertise in a range of different speech, language, communication and swallowing needs. We strive to exceed the expectations of all the people we work with as we consider everyone’s individual needs, goals and aspirations.

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Who we work with

We work closely with a range of different people and organisations, putting our clients at the centre of everything we do. We consider individual goals and work towards achieving the best possible outcome for everyone we work with.

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Communicating with someone who uses an AAC device

26th July 2018

AAC stands for Augmentative and Alternative Communication. There are many forms of AAC from no-tech picture boards to high-tech computerised speaking devices. People may need AAC due to a variety of reasons, but it is used to assist communication. It is a way of allowing a person to get their message across if they are […]

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How to look after your voice

26th July 2018

Our voice is often very important to us. It is one of the main tools we use to communicate with others and they way we use our voice is an important part of how we shape our character and personality. Our voice is delicate and can be easily damaged, so we must look after the […]

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Oral hygiene and its importance for individuals with eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties

26th July 2018

Oral hygiene is the term used to describe the process we take to keep our teeth and mouth healthy and free from disease. In order to keep our mouths healthy, we are advised to clean our teeth at least twice a day with a toothbrush and toothpaste. We also use the muscles in our mouths […]

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