It's more than just talking
Scope's speech therapists will help you feel more confident communicating with others
Speech therapy is about more than just talking. It is about communication. It’s about voice. It’s about language. It’s about swallowing. It’s about eating and drinking. It’s about social skills.
Scope’s speech therapists will want to know all about you. They will get to know you and learn about your goals. They will work with you and your family or carer to open the door to big possibilities.
Speech therapy uses lots of different tools to help people communicate. You can expect games and activities. Group sessions. Ways to communicate that don’t use speech such as sign language. Communication aids. Practicing skills such as listening, reading and writing. We’ll help you feel more confident interacting with others and we’ll welcome your family and carer to get involved.
Speech therapy can also help with swallowing. Swallowing difficulties can be scary both for you and your family or carer. Your speech pathologist can work with you to increase tongue movement, make your mouth stronger and reduce pain you have when swallowing, eating or drinking. We can improve how you chew your food. We can help you control choking and gagging. We can also assist with coughing.
Our skilled speech therapists can help you to:
- Communicate with others
- Learn different ways to communicate
- Access specialised communication aids and resources
- Develop talking skills
- Learn how to read and write
- Control your voice
- Strengthen your mouth and control your tongue
- Learn how to swallow without gagging or choking
- Control your coughing reflex
- Get help for meal times
- Learn about the best foods and textures for you to eat
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