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Adult Learning Disability Speech and Language Therapy Service

 

 

What Does Our Service Do?

Our service is for adults with learning disabilities who have either communication difficulties or problems with swallowing.

We work as part of a team to make sure people can eat and drink as safely and enjoyably as possible.

We also work to help other people support adults with learning disabilities to communicate effectively. This will allow people to understand and make choices about their lives, build friendships and relationships and be part of their local community. We also help people to express their views and be involved in their care.

How Does Our Service Work?

If you are referred to the learning disability community team someone will come and visit you and your carer (if you are happy for them to be involved) to find out more information about what help you would like from the service. If you need to see a speech and language therapist they will do an assessment by talking to you and people who know you well and if you have problems with eating and drinking they will visit you at a mealtime. The speech and language therapist will then work with you to put a plan together to help with your communication or eating and drinking.

There are 12 speech and language therapists in the team but many of these work part time. At any time we will have around 100 people that we are working with but most of our work will be helping other people to support people with learning disabilities to eat and drink safely or communicate effectively.

Most of our work is done in the community and we often visit people in their homes or the places they go to in the day. We also work in the Agnes Unit and our short break services

Watch Our Films

If You Listen You Will Hear Us: DVD and guidelines aimed at involving people with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) in the planning and commissioning of services that they use

Gimme5:The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists has produced the 5 Communication Standards to help people who work with, care for or support people with learning disabilities know what good communication means in practice.

How Can You Access Our Service?

To access our service:

  • You or your carer can speak to your GP
  • Speak to any other healthcare or social care professional involved in your care
  • Contact us directly and refer yourself, providing you are over the age of 18 and have a learning disability

Contact Us

Unit 2 & 3 Bridge Park Plaza

Bridge Park Road

674 Melton Road

Thurmaston

Leicester

LE4 8BL

tel 295 5205

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