Where can I get treatment?
Adult Speech and Language Therapy is provided in certain clinics across the district. At present these include:
If you are unable to attend a clinic due to health or mobility problems you may be seen at home. We also see clients in residential and nursing homes.
When can I get treatment?
Our office hours are Monday to Friday between 9.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. The days and times of clinic appointments will depend upon room availability.
How do I get referred?
Referrals for a communication and/or swallowing assessment can be made by anyone, including the client.
What if I can’t use this service?
If you are unsure who to contact to get help, please telephone us to discuss your situation.
What can I expect when I attend for the first time?
In the first instance you will be invited to Stockland Green Primary Care Centre for an initial assessment of your needs. This usually takes about 45 minutes to 1 hour. If it is felt that you need Speech and Language Therapy you will be offered an agreed number of appointments. This will be provided in the clinic that is most convenient for you. Alternatively, if you are unable to attend clinic assessment and therapy may be provided in your own home.
What can I do to help myself?
This depends upon your individual difficulties. Your speech and language therapist may suggest strategies to help with your communication or swallowing or may give you certain exercises or tasks for you to carry out in-between sessions. It is important for you to follow the advice given in order to get maximum benefit from Speech and Language Therapy.
For general information about Speech and Language Therapy you can contact the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
Telephone 020 7378 3021
The adult speech and language referral form is available to download below. For your convenience, the form is supplied as a Microsoft Word document and as an editable Adobe PDF file. Please complete whichever version you prefer.
If you have difficulty completing the referral form, please call the department on 0121 465 2400 for help and advice.