Independent Speech and Language Therapy Services Ltd (ISLTS) has an open referral policy.
Following a referral, the patient will be sent our terms of business and a background information questionnaire. Patients will be contacted on receipt of their completed questionnaire and a suitable assessment appointment will be arranged. We aim to offer this appointment within 10 working days.
Appointments will be offered at our clinic, the patient’s home or nursing home, as appropriate. The initial assessment will take a minimum of an hour, but in some cases further assessment may be necessary over a number of sessions.
Assessment will include both formal and informal observations and it may be videoed (with the patient’s permission). Relatives are welcome to observe, with the patient’s permission.
Following clinical assessment, the patient will receive a written report detailing the results of this assessment and recommendations for further therapy.
The Speech and Language Therapist will then discuss the contents of the report with the patient,carers and family members so that there is agreement about the cause and nature of their difficulties. Any recommendations made within the report will also be discussed. A therapeutic programme may be designed and discussed in full with the patient, carers and relevant others as indicated.
ISLTS offers a flexible service of therapy, tailored to meet the individual’s need, including daily, weekly, or monthly sessions. Therapy may be ongoing or delivered in blocks with consolidation breaks.
The speech and language therapist reserves the right to withdraw or review the frequency of therapy and will discuss this with the individual and/or their family if treatment is no longer indicated or deemed to be effective.
Please contact us to discuss your assessment needs.