About our department

Welcome to the adults speech and language therapy service (SALT) for the Tameside and Glossop area.

We offer speech and language therapy to those over the age of 16 who have difficulties with communication, swallowing, voice production, or stammering. Our service covers all of Tameside and Glossop including patients in hospital.

We also offer a specialist service to children who have voice problems or stammer from any age.

We provide a service in a variety of settings, depending on individual need. 

Our Health Professionals Council registered speech and language therapists (SALT) offer a specialist service in a range of communication and swallowing difficulties, these include;

  • neurological impairments e.g. Stroke
  • degenerative conditions e.g. Parkinson's disease and dementia
  • head, neck or throat cancer
  • voice problems  
  • stammering
  • diagnostic swallowing assessments when needed
  • support with using high and low tech communication aids

To access the service:

  • If you or a relative has a communication difficulty or stammer you can refer directly to our service by phone, email, letter or fax
  • You are likely to make initial contact with our secretarial staff who have experience in dealing with people who have communication difficulties. They will therefore be able to help you with any queries about our service
  • Anyone with swallowing difficulties will require a written referral from a doctor, nurse or allied health professional such as a physiotherapist
  • Those experiencing problems with their voice such as hoarseness or loss of pitch should visit their GP with a view to being referred to the ear, nose and throat  (ENT) department for examination before being seen by our service.

Before your visit

Please think about the issues you are having with your speech and what questions you want to ask. If you are experiencing swallowing difficulties you may want to keep a record of the types of food or drink that cause problems.

You will be contacted by phone or sent an appointment letter, if you wish to discuss the time or date of your appointment please contact us.

During your visit

Your (or your child’s) individual needs will be assessed by a speech and language therapist. Advice, treatment options and the next steps in your care will be discussed with you. You will be given contact details for the therapist(s) involved in your care.

After your visit

Please do not hesitate to contact the service if you have any questions, or would like to discuss any aspect of your care.

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