SJL Speech & Language Therapy

Speech Therapy for adults
Facial Therapy for all ages

Communication

I assess, diagnose and provide specialist treatment for adults with speech, language and communication difficulties. My aim is to work with my clients to reduce the impact of their communication difficulties, increasing confidence and improving quality of life. Communication difficulties can have a significant impact on our personal, social and working life. You may experience problems communicating for a variety of reasons, including slurring of speech, difficulties finding the right words, challenges participating in conversations or understanding the environment around you. I have experience working with a wide range of conditions, including: 

  • Progressive Neurological conditions, such as Parkinson's and Motor Neurone Disease
  • Brain injury
  • Stroke
  • Dementia
  • Oral or facial injuries

I have a specialist interest in working with individuals with progressive neurological conditions, and those with speech (articulation) difficulties.

What I offer

An initial assessment. This is to build a picture of the communication difficulties being faced by the client. An overview of initial findings and preliminary recommendations will be provided where possible. Options for potential speech therapy can then be discussed with the client.

Comprehensive reports.

Client centred goal setting.

Tailor-made therapy to suit the individual. Session number and length adapted to suit the client's needs.

Evidence based techniques.

Support to clients, and those around them, in understanding their communication difficulties.


LSVT

I offer LSVT (Lee Silverman Voice Treatment). LSVT is a voice/speech treatment technique for adults with motor speech disorders, with a focus on Parkinson’s and other Neurological Disorders. It is an intense 1 hour a day, 4 week course. 

LSVT can have the following long-term benefits:

  • Improved vocal loudness, intonation and quality.
  • Improved intelligibility.
  • More facial expression.
  • Improved ability to swallow.