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Speech therapy

Treatment for speech difficulties

We provide treatment, support and care for adults and children who have difficulties with communication, or eating, drinking and swallowing

Overview

Our speech and language therapists assess and treat people of all ages who have communication, or eating and drinking difficulties. Speech therapy deals with both the sounds that people make and the language people use to express themselves. It also deals with conditions that affect swallowing, eating and drinking. Common speech difficulties in children include stammering, or conditions related to learning difficulties and developmental speech delay. In adults, communication and swallowing problems might occur suddenly and are usually related to illnesses, such as a stroke, cancer or a head injury. The muscles we use to chew are very similar those we use to talk. So our therapists can assess and treat eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties, too. We will create a dedicated treatment programme for you. Therapy might combine exercises to improve muscle function and strategies to help compensate for any difficulties.

Our facilities

From complex surgery to straightforward procedures, we provide exceptional care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

  • London Bridge Hospital Facility

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street

    London

    SE1 2PR

    Appointments and Enquiries 020 7234 2009
    Imaging Appointments 020 7234 2773
    Switchboard 020 7407 3100

  • The Portland Hospital Facility

    The Portland Hospital

    205 - 209 Great Portland Street

    London

    W1W 5AH

    Children's enquiries 020 7390 8020
    Maternity enquiries 020 7390 6068
    Gynaecology enquiries 020 7390 6200

  • Wellington-south-hero-facility-582-582

    The Wellington Hospital

    Wellington Place

    London NW8 9LE

    Appointments 0207 483 5148
    Enquiries 020 3131 7478

Request an appointment

We're happy to help you make an appointment with one of our experienced consultants.

Expertise

Our speech and language therapists are here to give expert treatment for any communication or eating and swallowing difficulties for you or your child

  • Speech and language assessment

    Need to know

    We carry out speech and language assessments on children and adults who are having difficulty speaking or swallowing. We work closely with ears, nose and throat (ENT) and neurology consultants so we can refer you if necessary. Likewise, people are sometimes referred for a speech and language assessment...

  • Hearing loss assessment

    Need to know

    Speech audiometry helps to determine the degree and type of hearing loss a person has. It is used to assess your word recognition abilities, your level of discomfort or tolerance to speech stimuli and to determine the correct levels for any amplifying devices, such as hearing aids.

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