Speech and language therapists are specialists in communication and swallowing.
Their first role is to find out what problems a person is experiencing and how they are coping. After an evaluation all of the findings are explained and, then, ideas for help are discussed.
Some people expect to be given exercises to work on their tongue movements or breathing.
It is the role of the therapist to help people use their own skills to make the most of their speech/swallowing abilities. This may take only one session or a series of sessions with a follow up appointment to monitor progress.
This is a service we would like to develop.