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Ryan's My Journey My Voice story

Ryan has had severe communication difficulties since birth. Watch his story and see how speech and language therapy has helped him.
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Up to
33 %
of children with untreated speech and language difficulties will develop subsequent mental health problems, with resulting criminal involvement in some cases.
At least
40 %
of Stroke survivors will initially experience some difficulty swallowing. If left untreated, swallowing difficulties can result in pneumonia, increased hospital admission and lengthier stays in hospital.
Approximately
81 %
of children with emotional and behavioural disorders have significant language deficits.

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The RCSLT is the professional body for people working in or studying speech and language therapy in the UK. Membership is open to support workers and students, as well as qualified speech and language therapists.

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