Factsheets on speech and language therapy
Download our factsheets detailing case studies and peoples' stories showing how speech and language therapy changes lives:
Children and young people
Communication difficulties put children at greater risk of poor literacy, mental health issues and poorer employment outcomes in adulthood.
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?
Speech and language therapists support people with dementia who have communication and swallowing needs.
Speech and language therapists support people with swallowing difficulties to eat and drink safely.
The economic value of speech and language therapy.
Head and neck cancer
Speech and language therapists work as part of multi-disciplinary teams supporting people with head and neck cancer and play a crucial role in supporting people’s rehabilitation and end-of-life care.
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.
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.
Speech and language therapy helps safeguard and promote the welfare of children with communication and interaction needs.
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.
The links between speech, language and communication needs and social disadvantage.
Supporting people with swalowing difficulties due to head and neck cancer
Supporting stroke surviviors
Speech and language therapy plays an important role in the rehabilitation and reablement of stroke survivors.
Supporting young offenders