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
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
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
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!