- Speech and Language Therapy Assessment
- Adults are formally and informally assessed, using written and pictorial material which targets a range of language structures. Assessment is highly tailored in order to probe areas of concern and enable to provision of appropriate recommendations.
Most people do not require an in-depth, formal assessment, but respond well to diagnostic therapy which allows for the trial of a variety of therapy techniques which the person may respond to. Appropriate treatment goals can then be set and therapy tasks can be planned.
- A formal diagnosis of speech, language or communication disorder can be provided if required. Additionaly, conditions such as stammering, voice disorders, dysarthria or verbal dysraxia can be diagnosed.
- Most people attend sessions in order to access direct, one-to-one therapy which will improve their communication skills. Therapy goals are set following the initial assessment and are worked towards for six sessions. Goals are evaluated every seven sessions and updated as appropriate. Some people attend therapy for one block of sessions which remediates their difficulty, whereas others will attend for many months in order to work upon a wider range of skills.
Some people are referred for Speech and Language Therapy by their workplace who will fund a block of treatment sessions in order to improve communication skills for a particular aspect of their job. In this case, therapy sessions can target this skill, such as clear speech when using the telephone or fluent speech during presentations.
- Formal Report
- A formal Initial Assessment Report can be provided (at an additional charge) if required after completion of the assessment sessions.
Some people are referred specifically for formal assessment and reporting, such as in preparation for medico-legal evaluation.