Speech and language therapy

Speech and language therapists (SLT) provide life-changing treatment, support and care for children and adults who have difficulties with communication, or with eating, drinking and swallowing. They help people who, for physical or psychological reasons, have problems speaking and communicating.

Patients range from children whose speech is slow to develop, to older people whose ability to speak has been impaired by illness or injury. It also includes treatment for those who have difficulty with eating or swallowing.

We are pleased to announce a part-time temporary SLT is joining INS in March 2021, while we actively recruit a Speech and Language Therapist longer-term to carry-out assessment and diagnosis of communication, voice and swallowing difficulties, and offer the following support:

  • Provision of individual and / or group therapy
  • Individually tailored treatment plans / goals
  • Advice, education and support for clients, relatives and other treating professionals
  • Assessment and advice regarding alternative and augmentative communication options (where applicable) e.g. amplifiers, electronic communication devices, gestural systems
  • Liaison with various organisations in the public, private and voluntary sector to ensure appropriate management of both communication and swallowing difficulties

For accessible information about aphasia, communication strategies, or ideas for activities, please go to www.tactustherapy.com