Who we are
We are a team of Speech and Language Therapists with specialist knowledge in acquired neurological conditions, voice disorders and stammering. We work as part of the multi-disciplinary team directly with patients and carers offering a comprehensive range of inpatient and outpatient services (including a limited domiciliary service) for patients with communication and swallowing difficulties.
Who we see
We provide specialist assessment and management of patients who are registered with a Hounslow GP and present with communication difficulties such as dysarthria (slurred speech), aphasia (language impairment), apraxia (motor programming impairment), cognitive communication disorder, voice problems, stammering and/or dysphagia (difficulty swallowing). This could result from:
- Neurological conditions (including Stroke, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease, Huntington’s, head injury, Dementia)
- Cancer (including brain tumour, head and neck cancer, oesophageal cancer)
- Respiratory conditions (including COPD)
- Gastroenterological conditions
What we do
Where appropriate, we provide goal-led therapy programmes (e.g. direct therapy or communication groups), education, advice and support to family and carers, encouraging self-management.
We run an Aphasia support group called ‘My Word’ and can refer onto other statutory and voluntary services, for example City Lit, the MNDA support group for carers and Integrated Neurological Services.