Speech and language therapy provides treatment, support and care for children and adults who have difficulties with communication, or with eating, drinking and swallowing. This may include difficulties with speech, language, thought processes or moving their bodies.
Speech-language therapists assess and treat people in a variety of ways. Their role includes:
- assessment of underlying speech and language skills/difficulties in children and adults
- working with clients, teachers, families, and / or other education specialists to treat difficulties
- identifying those at risk of developing a disorder, and implementing intervention programs
- providing treatment, support and follow up care
The speech language therapist is available once a month for assessment and treatment of adults with communication and swallowing problems.
Access is by GP or hospital referral.