Giving Voice

Date: 20th February 2015

Posted on: 20-02-2015

Did you know you can download the following factsheets with case studies and peoples’ stories showing how Speech and Language Therapy changes lives?
Supporting people with dementia

Dementia can cause a range of difficulties in relation to communication, safe eating and drinking. Speech and language therapists support people with dementia and their carers by assessing their needs and delivering direct interventions to manage their problems.

To find out more visit Giving Voice for people with dementia.

Children and young people

Communication difficulties put children at greater risk of poor literacy, mental health issues and poorer employment outcomes in adulthood. Speech and language therapy is a vital service that improves children’s language and communication skills, and aids their personal development.

Giving Voice fact sheet Children and young people

Young offenders

Improving the communication skills of young offenders by providing speech and language therapy significantly reduces the risk of reoffending, increases access to rehabilitation and treatment programmes, and can improve an individual’s chances of gaining employment.

Giving Voice fact sheet Young offenders

Supporting stroke survivors

Speech and language therapy plays an important role in the rehabilitation and reablement of stroke survivors by assessing their needs and providing appropriate strategies to support their speech, language, communication and swallowing needs.

Giving Voice factsheet Supporting stroke surviviors

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