The Talking Lab
About Speech & Language Therapy
Whatever your medical condition or your reason for seeking help, the overall way I work will be broadly the same. My initial visit to you will be a kind of introductory conversation, to help you outline what it is you are looking for and to help us determine whether and how I can help you. Then I will carry out a detailed assessment, either on the same day or at the next session, and from there we will agree goals together, from which I will devise a treatment plan.
A note about therapy contracts
Sometimes it is helpful for us both to agree and sign a contract, to cover what we expect from each other and to have a record of how we organise ourselves - contact details, treatment times, cancellations, fees and so on. I will usually suggest signing a contract after the initial interview, or sometimes after the detailed assessment.
Please see the boxes below for the medical and communication disorders I treat, and do not hesitate to contact me for further information about each.
Acquired neurological disorders:
Stroke (caused by clot or brain haemorrhage)
Traumatic brain injury, following a car accident, fall, assault or other cause of head injury; brain tumour
Progressive neurological disorders:
Parkinson's Disease (PD)
Multi-Systems Atrophy (MSA)
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Motor Neurone Disease (MND)
and others - contact me to enquire
Voice and ENT:
General Dysphonias (voice disorders) including voice loss
Chronic sore throat, laryngitis, or persistent, irritating cough
Dysfluency and stammering:
Stammering and stuttering
Pressure of speech and cluttering