Therapy Services

Adult Speech and Language Therapy

This page gives you information about our Adult Speech and Language Therapy services.

We work with adult patients who have a range of conditions, including:

  • acquired communication difficulties
  • swallowing problems
  • stammering difficulties.

We provide many of our services to patients after they have experienced neurological impairments or degenerative conditions. 

People with voice disorders, and head, neck or throat cancer are dealt with by the ENT Speech and Language Therapy service.


Conditions we treat

Some of the main disorders we deal with include:

  • Stroke
  • Dementia
  • Parkinson’s Disease and Parkinsonian syndromes
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Head Injury
  • Stammering

Our aim is to give people a smooth service throughout their time in hospital, and then follow up their treatment at home or in a nursing home. We provide intensive community treatments for aphasia, and also offer patients the chance to get involved in group therapy.

We are one of the few Speech and Language Therapy services in the North East to provide intensive ‘Lee Silverman Treatment’ for Parkinson’s Disease, which achieves significant results for some patients.

We also offer one-to-one therapies, and a friendly support group for stammering.

In our hospitals, we can use videofluoroscopy and fibreoptic endoscopy to accurately assess swallowing problems.

Highly skilled team

Adult Speech and Language Therapy is a team of highly skilled professionals who deal with people at all stages of their condition.

We have Speech and Language Therapists based at the RVI, Freeman Hospital, the Centre for Ageing and Vitality, and at Denton Park Health Centre.

We are involved in research programmes and often look to recruit people, especially  those with aphasia, to receive specific treatment as part of a controlled research project. This helps us to understand which treatments work best.

How to access our services

Patients can be referred to our service from any healthcare professional. Patients, or their carer/members of their family, can also refer themselves directly to our service.

 

You can print and complete this referral form to be referred to our services:

 

Adult Speech and Language Therapy Community Referral Form

 

More information

You can see more details about stammering, stuttering and dysfluency in adults [LINK TO PTNT INFO LEAFLET]

You can get more details about videofluoroscopy in this leaflet.

For more details about Adult Speech and Language Therapy, contact:

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