Speech and Language Therapy (SaLT) is commonly used to help people with language or communication difficulties (although it can also be used to help individuals with difficulty swallowing, eating or drinking.)
Our SaLT’s are trained to assess and treat speech, language and communication problems in people of all ages to enable them to communicate to the best of their ability. They may also work with people who have eating and swallowing problems. They will work directly with your child and also provide support to teachers and their carers.
In a case where communication is the problem the aim of the therapist is to aid the child to communicate as best as they can. To do this they will first assesses the extent of their problem. This can be in both formal (or standardised assessments) and also by considering factors such as how they produce sounds and whether they are able to comprehend spoken language. Once the therapist has made a diagnosis, a programme is developed for the child in conjunction with their family, and other members of the child’s support team.