Speech and Language Therapy Adult Service
Speech and Language Therapists (SLTs) work with people with a range of speech, language, communication, and /or eating and drinking difficulties.
The NHS Forth Valley SLT team aim to:
- provide an equitable, person-centred approach to people with speech, language and communication needs and to those with eating and drinking difficulties.
- support people and their families to self-manage these needs.
- develop the skills of other individuals involved with the person to use appropriate support strategies.
- provide training and advice to other services when required.
The NHS Forth Valley SLT team support adults from across the whole Forth Valley area; working in a range of settings, including hospitals, care homes, clinics and in people’s homes where appropriate.
Speech and Language Therapy
Forth Valley Royal Hospital
Phone: 01324 566591
SLTs work with adults with a range of difficulties and diagnoses such as:
- communication or eating and swallowing problems following neurological impairments and degenerative conditions, including stroke, head injury, Parkinson’s disease and dementia
- head, neck or throat cancer
- voice problems
- mental health issues
- learning difficulties
- physical disabilities
- hearing impairment
There are also many local and national campaigns, charities and support networks for specific conditions. You may wish to explore these:
Requests for Assistance to Speech and Language Therapy
Speech and language therapy operates an open referral system. This means that individuals, carers, or any professional can request assistance where there is a concern about a person’s wellbeing as a result of speech, language, communication or eating and drinking difficulties.
All requests for assistance must have the consent of the individual.
All requests are considered to identify what is mostly likely to help at this point in time. Responses may include:
- signposting to a more relevant source of help.
Giving Feedback and Raising Concerns
Speech and Language Therapy aims to deliver a high standard of service, and we are always looking for ways to improve.
Information for Professionals
We are happy to discuss requests for education or training. Please contact the department to discuss your needs.
These principles will help make your communication more inclusive.
Following these six principles will help you deliver services more effectively and support people with communication support needs. You may already consider some of these things, but using the principles together will help you think about all aspects of inclusive communication.
- Enter the hospital through the main entrance.
- Walk past the shops.
- Go through the automatic doors and continue past the seating area.
- Straight ahead are doors with a large letter A on the wall. This is the Therapy Area.
- Go through the next set of doors and take a seat in the waiting room.
- A Speech & Language Therapist will come and collect you.
If you get lost – go to the Reception at the main entrance and ask them to telephone the speech therapy department on extension 66591.