Speech and Language Therapy – Adult Service

Our Service

Speech and Language Therapy supports people who have speech, language, communication and/or swallowing difficulties.

About Us

Speech and Language Therapists (SLTs) work closely with clients, carers and other professionals, (e.g. Nurses, Doctors, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists).  SLTs work in a range of settings, including:

  • Outpatient Clinics
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing Homes
  • Family homes
  • Day Centres
  • Residential Homes

Adults may present with

  • Communication Difficulties
  • Language Difficulties
  • Slurred speech
  • Difficulties in producing sounds
  • Stammering
  • Voice disorders
  • Eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties

Speech, language, communication and swallowing difficulties can be associated with

  • Progressive conditions e.g. Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinsons Disease
  • Brain Injuries e.g. Stroke, Head Injuries
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Learning and/or physical disabilities
  • Autism/social interaction difficulties

SLTs work in the following multi-disciplinary teams within the Trust:

What We Do

SLTs carry out a specialist assessment to understand the individual needs and difficulties, so they can provide the best possible support.

This takes into account the impact these difficulties are having on everyday life and whatever the support offered, SLTs will always work closely with the individual, their family and others who are involved with the client.

Therapy may include provision of information and advice, individual strategies for clients, their families and carers and 1:1 therapy sessions where appropriate.

Referral Information

If you wish be referred or make a referral to Speech & Language Therapy

Ask your GP or other professional to make the referral
or
You can self-refer by ringing the central referral line

028 71864399 (office hours)

* If the referral is in relation to a voice problem the referral must include an up-to-date ENT report.

Useful Links

Stroke.org

NI Chest Heart and Stroke

Multiple Sclerosis

Motor Neurone Disease

Parkinson’s Disease

Head Injury

British Stammering Association

SLT Professional Body

Health and Care Professions Council

Makaton

Learning Disability

 


Locations where this service is delivered


Contacts

Derry/Londonderry, Limavady Team

Call us02871345171

Strabane, Omagh, Enniskillen Team

Call us02882833100

Lakeview Hospital (Adult Learning Disability)

Call us02871860261