Speech and Language Therapy
What is Speech and Language Therapy?
Speech and Language Therapists work with children and adults who have difficulties with speech, language and communication, and/or with eating, drinking and swallowing. Speech and Language Therapists are Allied Health Professionals registered with the Health Professions Council and all Speech and Language Therapists in the South Eastern Trust are members of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.
Speech and Language Therapists provide assessment, diagnosis and management of the following:
- Speech and language delay or impairment
- Hearing impairment
- Cleft palate
- Voice disorders
- Eating and swallowing and/or communication problems following conditions such as stroke, cancer or Parkinson’s disease
- Developmental feeding disorder
- Mild, moderate or severe learning difficulties
- Physical disabilities
Speech and Language Therapy Facility Information
Children’s Speech and Language Therapy Services – Local Health Centre/Clinic
Ballynahinch Community Services (028) 4372 1800 Bangor Health Centre (028) 9151 5247 Castlewellan Community Services (028) 4483 8215 Comber Health Centre (028) 9151 5247 Downe Hospital, Children's Centre (028) 4483 8215 Lisburn Health Centre (028) 9250 1269 Portaferry Clinic (028) 9151 5247 Scrabo Children's Centre, Ards Hospital (028) 9151 0190 Stewartstown Road Health Centre (028) 9060 2705
Adult Speech and Language Therapy Services
Ulster Hospital (028) 9055 0433 Downe Hospital (028) 4483 8067 Lagan Valley Hospital (028) 9262 6483
Ards Community Hospital including Ards GP Ward (028) 9151 0271 Bangor Community Hospital (028) 9147 5136 Downe Community (028) 4483 8067 Rowan Centre (028) 9262 6483
Bayview Resource Centre, Bangor (028) 9151 1190 Bayview Resource Centre, Bangor (028) 4481 3311 Thompson House Hospital, Lisburn (028) 9263 3190
Brain Injury SLT
Ards Community Hospital (028) 9158 5669 Thompson House Hospital (028) 9266 5646
In Hospital (Inpatient)
Patients are referred to Speech and Language Therapy by Medical or Nursing Staff for assessment and advice according to their need.
This service has an open referral system which accepts referrals from all sources eg; Parents, Carer, Health Professionals, Teachers etc. All referrals require parental consent.
Children (0-18 years) living in South Eastern Trust refer to the service through their local Clinic. If you wish to make a referral please contact your local Speech and Language Therapy Department. See Speech and Language Therapy facility information for contact details.
This Service has an open referral system which accepts referrals from all sources. Patients who have difficulty communicating can be referred by a variety of people eg; Doctor, Health Visitor, Teacher or Parent. If a GP is referring a voice patient, the referral must include an up to date ENT report.
Adults living in South Eastern Trust can contact their local clinic.
Royal College of speech and Language Therapists
British Stammering Association
ICAN Early Years
National Literacy Trust
National Aphasia Association
British Voice Association