We offer speech, hearing and language treatment.
This includes both speech (articulation, intonation, rate, intensity) and language (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, both receptive and expressive language, including reading and writing). Depending on the nature and severity of the disorder, common treatments may range from physical strengthening exercises, instructive or repetitive practice and drilling, to the use of audio-visual aids.
Speech and language therapists (SLTs) are allied health professionals. They work with children and adults who have difficulties with communication, or with eating, drinking and swallowing.
Speech and language therapists work closely with parents and caregivers and other professionals, such as teachers, nurses, occupational therapists and doctors.
Health Services employ most SLTs. Other therapists work for education services or charities. Some therapists work independently and treat patients privately.
Speech and language therapists work in community health centers, hospital wards and outpatient departments, mainstream and special schools, day centers and in their clients' homes. Some now work in courtrooms, prisons and young offenders' institutions.
Speech and language therapists work with:Infants
Feeding and swallowing difficulties
Children with mild, moderate or severe:
Physical disabilities, language delay
Specific language impairment
Specific difficulties in producing sounds
Autism/social interaction difficulties
We assist with eating and swallowing and/or communication problems following stroke, neurological impairments and degenerative conditions including: head injury, Parkinson's disease, motor -neuron disease and dementia, cancer of the head, neck and throat (including laryngectomy), voice problems, mental health issues, learning difficulties, physical disabilities, stammering (dysfluency), hearing impairment.