Swallow
Assessment

Swallowing difficulties (known as dysphagia) can lead to health issues such as aspiration pneumonia, serious choking episodes, dehydration and malnutrition. Speech Therapy North East can provide a formal swallow assessment and provide recommendations for managing swallowing difficulties safely.

  • Clinical assessment of swallowing

  • Make recommendations for safely managing swallowing difficulties

  • Provide advice and training regarding diet and fluid modification

  • Recommend swallowing rehabilitation techniques if clinically indicated

Therapy Starter Package

Our therapy starter package is ideal for people who are sitting on a NHS waiting list for communication therapy.

  • 2 x assessment sessions with a priority to assess the most important aspects of communication difficulty first

  • Analysis of assessment results
  • Development of a personalised therapy program and therapy materials
  • 1 x therapy session to handover therapy program
  • Completion of an assessment report

The Therapy Starter Package provides a saving of approximately 25% when compared to usual charges

Training

We provide a range of training packages to enable people to work more effectively with people with communication and/or swallowing difficulties. Bespoke training packages are also available to meet a specific need of the intended audience.

  • On site or off site training available

  • Bespoke/personalised training packages available

  • High quality training to ensure staff members maintain competencies

Therapy Sessions

We can offer blocks of regular therapy sessions to help improve communication and/or swallowing skills.

  • Blocks of therapy are always goal focussed and patient centred

  • Progress is objectively measured with honest feedback provided along the way

  • Therapy sessions can be completed in the comfort of your own home

  • Therapy programs are provided to enable work between therapist led sessions – crucial for ensuring effectiveness of therapy!