Factsheets on speech and language therapy

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Download our factsheets detailing case studies and peoples' stories showing how speech and language therapy changes lives: 

Autism
Speech and language therapists play a crucial role in the assessment, diagnosis and support of autistic people.

Children and young people
Communication difficulties put children at greater risk of poor literacy, mental health issues and poorer employment outcomes in adulthood.

Communication needs
What are speech, language and communication needs.

Cuts to speech and language therapy services
What does this mean for SLTs and the people they work with?

Dementia
Speech and language therapists support people with dementia who have communication and swallowing needs.

Dysphagia
Speech and language therapists support people with swallowing difficulties to eat and drink safely.

Economic value
The economic value of speech and language therapy.

Infant Dysphagia
Difficulties with swallowing can cause chest infections, pneumonia, choking, dehydration, malnutrition and weight loss, all of which can impact on a child’s health and quality of life.

Learning disabilities
Speech and language therapy supports people with learning disabilities to communicate and eat and drink safely.

Looked after children
Speech and language therapy helps identify and support looked after children’s communication and interaction needs.

Public health
Speech and language therapy plays a crucial role in promoting public health. 

Reducing pressures on urgent and emergency care
SLTs play an important part in supporting effective and emergency care.

Safeguarding
Speech and language therapy helps safeguard and promote the welfare of children with communication and interaction needs.

SEND
A large proportion of children with special educational needs have speech, language and communication needs.

Social, emotional and mental health and wellbeing
Speech and language therapy promotes social, emotional and mental health and wellbeing.

Social disadvantage
The links between speech, language and communication needs and social disadvantage.

Supporting people with swallowing difficulties due to head and neck cancer
Speech and language therapy plays an important role in supporting and rehabilitating people who have swallowing difficulties (dysphagia) due to a range of head and neck
cancers
.

Supporting stroke surviviors
  

Speech and language therapy plays an important role in the rehabilitation and reablement of stroke survivors.

Supporting young offenders

Voice Care
Speech and language therapists help people protect their voice.

What is speech and language therapy
Speech and language therapy.





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