Management

Our management options

Speech and language therapy intervention for an individual with eating, drinking and swallowing disorders at SLT UK is highly beneficial. Following an assessment with one of our specialist speech and language therapists, the individual will have identified their eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties where the speech and language therapist will have created goals based on their specific needs.

What will intervention include for eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties?

Our specialist speech and language therapists provide intervention that is evidence based for eating, drinking and swallowing disorders and may include:

Modifying diets

The speech and language therapist may recommend the safest consistencies for swallowing which may include softer foods or thicker fluids.

Techniques or exercises

An exercise may be recommended to improve the efficiency of the individuals swallow, for example, changes to posture.

Environmental changes

Changes to when and where the individual has their meals and drinks may be advised, for example, when the individual is more awake.

Alternative feeding methods

It may be advised in more severe cases alternative feeding methods when the speech and language therapist feels the individual is at risk when eating or drinking orally.

Advice, information and support

Helping the individual to understand their difficulties and the reasons for the recommendations.

Training

Providing information about eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties and their best management for the individual, carers or family members.

The type of treatment options recommended to the individual will be based on their specific needs and will be discussed with them and their family members or carers during the assessment.

If you feel you may benefit from speech and language therapy or would like any more information on our services please email office@slt.co.uk or call 0330 088 5643.

Worried about your swallowing?

If you are worried about any aspect of your eating, drinking and swallowing, do not hesitate to contact us to speak to one of our passionate speech and language therapists.

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What are the next steps?

If you would like any more information on our training for other professionals or any of our other speech and language therapy services, or would like to book an appointment with one of our speech and language therapists then please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Providing an effective service to our patients is our main goal at SLT UK.

Do you need more information?

If you need any more information on the services we offer or the conditions we are able to help, do not hesistate to contact us.

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