Speech and language therapy (adults)

The Adult Speech and Language Therapy team work with people who have difficulty with their communication and / or swallowing.

These difficulties may be due to:

  • Stroke
  • Acquired brain injury
  • Dementia
  • Parkinsons
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Motor neurone disease
  • Other progressive neurological conditions
  • Respiratory conditions, such as COPD

Where do we work?

  • Acute hospital wards
  • Rehabilitation wards
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Patient’s homes
  • Residential and care homes

What do we do?

  • Assess communication
  • Assess swallowing
  • Provide treatment plans for communication
  • Provide treatment plans for swallowing
  • Provide 1:1 therapy sessions
  • Provide group therapy sessions
  • Provide support and advice for families and carers
  • Provide support and advice for other professionals

 

What will happen at my initial appointment?

At your first appointment, the therapist may:

  • Ask questions about your medical history
  • Find out what your concerns are
  • Carry out assessment
  • Discuss what will happen next
  • Refer you to other services

If you have been referred for your communication, the therapist may assess your:

  • Speech
  • Use of language
  • Understanding of language
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Voice

If you have been referred for your swallowing, the therapist may ask you to have something to eat and drink.

How to contact us?

If you want to be referred to speech and language therapy, please ask your GP or another health professional to refer you using our paper or e-referral forms.

If you want to talk to a member of our team, please use the contact details below:

Telephone: 01924 543397

E-mail: myh-tr.adultsltwakefield@nhs.net   

Adult Speech and Language Therapy, Pinderfields General Hospital, Aberford Road, Wakefield, WF1 4AD

If you are interested in working with us you can find any current vacancies here. If you wish to discuss any upcoming job opportunities, please contact Catherine Finn (Team Lead) on Catherine.Finn1@midyorks.nhs.uk or on the telephone number above.