Role of the Speech and Language Therapist at Brainwave

The Speech and Language Therapists (SALT) at Brainwave provide assessment and management of speech, language and communication needs (SLCN).  The SALT will take a full case history to understand your child's communication needs. 

Assessment activities vary and are dependent upon the child.  For many children it is play based because motivation and enjoyment are important for communication.  For some children table top or more formal activities are appropriate.  After assessment and consultation an individual home based therapy programme is developed.  This may include advice, strategies, targeted activities or therapy. Where possible aids and resources are provided.

There are a range of ways that a SALT may help to support SLCN's.  These will always involve working with the parents and, where applicable, the school to create an environment that will support and facilitate an individual's communication.

SALT's are also skilled to assess and manage eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties.

To find out more about how we can help your child please click here to contact us.