The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Speech and Language Therapists


The Speech and Language Therapist service helps those who are experiencing difficulty with speech, language, communication, voice or swallowing.

Often patients require additional tests to ensure the correct intervention. The tests include:  

Following assessment the SLT will make recommendations which might include

1) diet modification

2) fluid advice

3) different techniques for swallowing (holding breath, positional) - includes techniques

4) alternative ways of feeding - link with dieticians

The following leaflets are available to aid in decision making for patients  

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