Speech therapist

A speech therapist assesses and treats a range of verbal, language and communication problems in both adults and children. This also includes swallowing difficulties as well.

Our speech therapists are highly specialised, efficient professionals who work closely with other medical and healthcare professionals and in a range of settings. These include schools, community centres, clinics and nursing homes.

They are experienced, dedicated practitioners who are deeply committed to their work and aim high to achieve the best outcome for their patients. They constantly update their skills and knowledge and use this to the best of their advantage.

They provide a vital service which includes advice and support to both the patient and their carer.

What does a speech therapist do?

A speech therapist works with patients who have a range of speech or language difficulties, e.g. stammering which are caused by a disease, illness or accident.

This also includes patients who have the following conditions:

  • Stroke
  • Oral cancer
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Learning disability
  • Deafness
  • Psychological/psychiatric problem

These often cause speech or language problems. Patients find it hard to say certain words, are unable to recall a particular word or phrase or use inappropriate language.

In some cases, these problems continue, for example with patients who have suffered a severe stroke which has affected their speech. They require on-going support.