Speech and Language Therapy Services

Speech and Language Therapy Services

Help with Speech  provides Speech & Language Therapy Services to clients  in a location of their choice.  This may be their own home, within a care home, at a day centre, within a support group, at their workplace or in hospital etc.

We operate mainly in Surrey and Hampshire but we can travel further, e.g. West Sussex and Berkshire, if travel costs are covered.

In particular we cover Guildford, Godalming, Farnham, Haslemere, Aldershot and Farnborough. We are also happy to see people in Camberley, Chertsey, Cobham, Esher, Frimley, Leatherhead, Virginia Water, Weybridge and Woking in Surrey, Alton, Basingstoke, Bordon, Fleet, Hook, Hartley Wintney, Odiham, Petersfield and Yateley in Hampshire, Midhurst and Petworth in West Sussex, Ascot, Bracknell, Reading, Windsor, Wokingham in Berkshire.

Speech Therapy - Word to Picture Matching Task
Speech Therapy – Word to Picture Matching Task

For speech, language & communication difficulties

  • Initial communication assessments
    • This is the first session for all clients
    • Assessment of the client’s particular communication difficulty
  • Additional communication assessments (as required)
    • More detailed assessment of any communication difficulties identified in the initial assessment
  • 1:1 Therapy
    • Activities targeting areas of difficulty highlighted in assessments
    • All therapy is tailored to the client’s goals & preferences
    • Packages of exercises to complete between therapy sessions

“Thank you very much for the help you have given my husband.  You have improved his speech and given him more self confidence to communicate.” Wife of a gentleman with severe aphasia and dyspraxia

Speech Therapy - General Conversation Task
Speech Therapy – General Conversation Task

For people with communication difficulties as a result of Parkinson’s disease

  • Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT)
    • Specialist evidence based treatment
    • Intensive treatment – 16 sessions (4 times per week for 4 weeks)
    • Pre-treatment assessment and trial week of 4 therapy sessions to determine suitability
    • If suitable for complete treatment package then a further 12 therapy sessions will be completed over the following 3 weeks  
    • Post treatment assessment to identify treatment gains
    • Top up sessions as and when required
  • If LSVT is not considered appropriate then assessment & treatment will be as for other neurological conditions (see above)

“Following my diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease, my neurologist suggested I may benefit from a course of Lee Silverman voice therapy to improve the volume of my voice. Finding a therapist in the Surrey area was not an easy task but with some assistance from the area speech clinic I was able to make contact with Carla Bryson. From our first meeting Carla made me feel very comfortable with the therapy. The Parkinson’s diagnosis is not an easy one to accept initially and I was wanting to try anything which could possibly improve the condition. The therapy is very intensive and very tiring but Carla made the entire experience enjoyable and very positive and I gained a great deal from the course. I have continued the practical techniques that she taught me and I will have top up sessions periodically. I would recommend Carla to anyone requiring voice therapy.”   Gentleman with Parkinson’s

For swallowing difficulties

  • Initial swallow assessment
    • This is the first session for all clients with swallowing difficulties
    • Assessment of oral muscle function
    • Assessment of swallow function
    • Recommendations for oral intake including need for modified diet & fluid consistencies as necessary
  • Swallow therapy – if indicated
    • Package of therapy activities targeting areas of difficulty highlighted in initial assessment
  • Swallow review – if indicated
    • To identify any change in swallow function
    • To alter oral intake recommendations as necessary

Click here for details of our speech and language therapy training for care homes and support groups.

To discuss your requirements with Help with Speech please call 07900 922648, email helpwithspeech@hotmail.co.uk or complete the contact form