Depending on your requirements and at what stage of therapy you are in and whether or not you have received private or NHS therapy prior to your enquiry, there are 2 ways of starting therapy;

  • Comprehensive Speech and Language Therapy Assessment
  • Speech and Oro-motor screen/assessment and therapy programme. 

Comprehensive: Speech and Language Therapy Assessment.

  • Duration; 2 hours completed over 2 sessions.
  • Assessment.
  • Comprehensive written report on all areas of speech and language.
  • Advice and recommendations in the form of goals.
  • Liaison with local NHS Speech and Language Therapy Services (with your consent; it is always in your best interest that the NHS are involved with your ongoing care).
  • Liaison with referring consultant and GP.
  • Follow up consultation via telephone, Skype, or email to discuss progress.

Speech and Oro-motor screen/assessment and therapy programme

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Assessment.
  • Written report on all areas on of speech and language.
  • Advice in the form of therapy goals.
  • Follow up as above.
  • Liaison as above.

Follow-up Sessions

Follow up sessions are either;
1 hour OR 40 minutes

They include:

  • Working on speech and language through activities which will be shown to you. Sessions are always done through  working with you and a carer where possible.
  • All preparation for your session.
  • You will be given therapy materials in a format that suits your lifestyle in order for you to ensure that you are able to fit therapy goals easily into your life. Where relevant you will be given advice on other ways of working on goals through Apps or computer-based therapy.
  • Liaison with NHS and GP, as needed with your consent.
  • Review of progress via email and/or phone.

Speech and Language Therapists have an open referral system for adults with speech or language difficulties, who are experiencing difficulties with communicating.

You do not need a referral from your GP or Consultant for Speech and Language Therapy for adults with communication difficulties. However, a referral is always useful and a way of keeping your healthcare team aware of your care. However, if you are concerned with any difficulties with swallowing food or drink you will need a medical referral from your GP and/or Consultant.

You can refer an adult who is a family member or yourself or a patient, for Speech and Language therapy for communication difficulties.

Speech and Language Therapists work with people with a variety of conditions that have affected they way they can either understand language, find the words they want to say or have unclear speech. These include: (this list is not exhaustive)
  • ​Stroke
  • Head Injury
  • Brain Tumour
  • MND
  • MS
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Other neurological conditions