Speech and Language Therapy for adults with a learning disability, including Dysphagia Service.
Assessment service for adults and older adults with mental health needs.
Support for Service User Accessible Information.
Brief description of the service
The speech and language therapy service for adults with learning disabilities provides assessment, diagnosis and interventions for anybody with a recognised learning disability and difficulties with communication and/or eating and drinking skills.
Much of the intervention or therapy is provided indirectly through families or professional carers. To facilitate and support this, the Speech and Language Therapy Team provides a comprehensive range of training in eating and drinking skills and all areas of communication, promoting the philosophy of a "Total Communication" approach. The team works closely with Service Users, their carers and professional colleagues to ensure a Person Centred approach.
Adults with learning disabilities.
Adults and older adults with mental health needs.
How the service is accessed
The team operates an open referral system. Information should be provided on the standard Worcestershire Learning Disability Community Service referral form that is completed by the referrer.
All referrals are discussed at the Community Learning Disability Referral meeting to agree/confirm eligibility for specialist learning disabilities services.
Key contact names & numbers
Manager Specialist Speech & Language Therapy Team
Osborne court, Osborne Road, Malvern Link, Worcestershire, WR14 1JE.
Tel: 01684 612726
Adult & Community Services,
Windsor Street Office, Bromsgrove, B60 9DR and
Elgar House, Kidderminster, DY10 1YT.
Geographical area covered by the team
The whole of Worcestershire
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