Speech and language assessment

Evaluating the need for speech and language therapy

A speech and language assessment involves a series of tests that determine what sort of therapy programme is needed.

About speech and language therapy at HCA UK

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 by an ENT or neurology consultant. This approach helps us to decide on the most appropriate, thorough treatment programme for you, your child or someone you care for.

What is involved in the assessments is dependent on the nature of the patient's symptoms or condition. However, they usually involve an analysis of speech sounds and articulation, auditory processing screening (APD) and dyslexia screening.

To investigate swallowing difficulties, we may suggest a videoflouroscopy or fibreoptic endoscopy. If you're a parent or carer, we try to keep you appropriately involved in the assessment process.

Our therapy teams

At HCA UK we have a number of therapy teams who provide speech and language therapy for patients in hospital on acute neurological rehabilitation programmes, and as an outpatient service. 

We provide our service for children at The Portland Hospital.  

Our locations in London

From complex neurological conditions to diagnostic tests and minor procedures, we provide exceptional therapy care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

Private Speech and Language assessments in Birmingham

Book an appointment

Our team can help with any enquiries or you can make an appointment with one of our experienced consultants.

Call us today

020 7079 4344
This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.
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