Our speech and language therapists work closely with adults who have various levels of speech and communication problems and with those who have swallowing, drinking, or eating difficulties. The role can involve working with a diverse client group, including people with physical and learning disabilities, hearing loss/deafness, psychiatric disorders, or dementia.
The therapist assesses a client’s needs before developing individual treatment programs to enable each client to improve as much as possible.
Tasks typically involve:
- Identifying patient’s developmental speech and communication difficulties/disorders;
- Assessing and treating swallowing and communication difficulties acquired after a stroke or injury;
- Devising, implementing, and revising relevant treatment programs;
- Assessing communication environments;
- Monitoring and evaluating client’s progress;
- Working with the clients on a one-on-one basis to deliver therapy;