Welcome to MaiSpeech Therapy.
An independent Speech and Language Therapy service for adults with speech, language and swallowing difficulties.
We are passionate about therapy and offer a range of services including:
- Dysphasia treatment (a difficulty understanding language, finding words and or putting ideas into words and sentences)
- Dysarthria and dyspraxia therapy (slurring of speech or difficulties executing the movements required to speak)
- Voice projection therapy
- Speech advice for misarticulation or reduced confidence due to speech difficulties
- Dysfluency therapy (rate modification, breathing exercises and block modification for people that experience stuttering or stammering).
Plus, we absolutely love technology! We can explore with you which sources of technology might be able to assist in therapy.
Speech therapists go by many different names – the SALT lady, dysphagia therapist or swallowing therapist. People with a range of difficulties can ‘aspirate’ (food or drink entering the lungs) which can lead to chest infections or in the most serious cases an aspiration pneumonia. There are many strategies we can use to help, from changing the texture of food and fluid to therapy exercises. We need people to know what the warning signs of eating and drinking difficulties are. If you notice any of the following, please get in touch with your local speech therapy team. If you don’t know how to find them, send me an email and we’ll work it out together.
The warning signs of aspiration:
* coughing during or immediately after eating and drinking
* throat clearing straight after eating and drinking
* a gurgle or wet sounding voice after drinking
* food sticking in the throat
Picture courtesy of the RCSLT
“What we love about Caroline is her ‘down to earth’, friendly and fun approach. She is approachable, flexible and always positive. Caroline provides excellent value for money, always giving the maximum time for consultation and willingly tries different strategies, never giving up on her client”. Mr & Mrs B
“Caroline has been working with David who has severe aphasia for over 2 years now and has taken him from virtually no speech to being able to make himself understood and now speaking short sentences. She is incredibly patient and creative in her approach to helping regain his speech. We would have no hesitation in recommending her to other people.” Ms T