Speech and language therapy

Our team of leading speech and language therapists carefully assess speech, voice or swallowing problems so we can develop a bespoke treatment plan to meet your needs and goals.


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What is it for?

Treating speech, voice, language or swallowing problems

Treatment overview

Speech and language therapy can help you if you’re experiencing a problem with your communication or swallowing.

These issues may be due to ear, nose or throat surgery, cancer, a neurological condition such as stroke, an injury or something else.

At The London Clinic, our first-class speech and language therapy team are experts at using a wide range of tools and techniques to assess communication and swallowing issues and disorders.

They’re also widely experienced at developing tailored treatment plans and working alongside multidisciplinary teams of other healthcare professionals.

At every step of your patient journey with us, you’ll benefit from exceptional clinical expertise and tailored care and support that meets your personal needs and improves your quality of life.

Your family and carers will also receive advice, training and education to help them feel equipped and supported going forward.

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Why choose The London Clinic

Excellence in one place

We operate as teams of experts with world-class resources dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of medical care. You are surrounded by the latest treatments and advice with everything you need to get back to your best health.

Personal care, every time

Exceptional patient care is a way of life for us. Our nurses, clinicians and support teams are dedicated to the care of a very small number of patients, so have more time for you. They’ll be with you every step of the way, tailoring your care around you and giving the peace-of-mind that comes with knowing you’re in the best hands.

Effortlessly simple

We work together as one to guide you through each step of your experience, with complexities unravelled and answers readily to hand. Your personal treatment plan will be laid out for you, with all the details taken care of so you can focus on you.

What's included in your package?

Choosing The London Clinic means your treatment plan will be laid out for you, with all the details taken care of so you can focus on you.


Your treatment package will include:

  • Enhanced pre-admission assessment
  • Your treatment with our complete care team at your fingertips
  • Personalised aftercare and follow-up

We want you to be in control of your health. That’s why we also offer optional services such as comprehensive recovery packages and extra touches for you to choose from during your stay with us.

How to pay

  • You can use private medical insurance (PMI) to access this treatment. We work with all major PMI providers in the UK and many internationally
  • You can pay for yourself (self-pay)
  • If you’re paying for yourself, we have finance options available with Chrysalis

Treatment journey

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At your first appointment with our speech and language therapy team, we’ll gather as much information about you and the problem you’re experiencing.  

This is likely to involve a speech and language therapist (SLT) using a variety of tools and techniques to assess any issues you’re having with your speech, voice or swallowing. They may also recommend you undergo a diagnostic procedure such as a flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES) or videofluoroscopic swallow study (VFSS).

Detailed report

Following your assessment and any diagnostic tests, your SLT will produce a detailed report about your needs and abilities.

The report will also include assessment results and recommendations for you and family members and carers to ensure that best outcomes are achieved.

Personalised treatment plan

Independently or with other healthcare professionals, your SLT will create a tailored treatment plan for you.

Your treatment may involve you visiting The London Clinic for therapy, performing exercises at home, adopting changes to your lifestyle or being trained to use specialist equipment.  


You’ll come back to The London Clinic to have follow-up assessments with our SLT team to check your progression and whether your treatment plan needs refining.

Your SLT will also be available remotely if you experience any problems or have a question you would like answered.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Speech and language therapy involves highly trained speech and language therapists (SLTs) providing life-improving treatment to people who have problems with communication or swallowing.

First, an SLT carefully assesses the issues a person is facing using a range of specialist tools and techniques. This may involve a patient filling in detailed questionnaires, being carefully observed by their SLT or undergoing a diagnostic procedure, such as a flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES) or videofluoroscopic swallow study (VFSS).

After an SLT has carried out their assessment, they develop a detailed treatment plan specifically for their patient. Typically, treatment involves the therapist working directly with a patient and their family and carers to provide the best tailored support.

A SLT may also work with other professionals to develop and deliver a treatment plan. These professionals may include ear, nose and throat consultants, dietitians, physiotherapists, or occupational therapists.

As well as improving your ability to communicate or swallow food or drink, speech and language therapy may also benefit you in a number of other ways. These include:

  • Greater self-confidence
  • Reduced stress and discomfort when eating, drinking or speaking
  • Reduced lengths of stay in hospital or no need for admission to treat swallowing difficulties
  • Better quality of life and feeling more like yourself again

Our speech and language therapy team regularly provide expert care and support to:

  • People having cancer treatment
  • People with neurological conditions, including stroke, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis
  • People recovering from other critical illnesses
  • People with altered airways, such as those with a tracheostomy (hole in the windpipe) or who have had part or all their voice box removed (laryngectomy)
  • People who have experienced a head injury
  • People with dementia
  • People with learning difficulties
  • People who are undergoing ear nose and throat treatment

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