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Independent Provider Of Specialist Neurological Rehabilitation Services

Speech & Language Therapy

Our Speech and Language Therapists work with adults with communication and/or swallowing difficulties.

We help people living in the New Forest, Totton & Waterside, Romsey, Hedge End and Bursledon, with their swallowing and communication difficulties caused by neurological conditions.  After a GP referral, we see them 1:1 and we offer groups for Parkinson’s and people with communication impairments following stroke.  
We won the SEHTA award for Partnership with the NHS in 2017, for running this service. 

Our therapists have experience working in the fields of stroke rehabilitation, acquired brain injury and progressive neurological conditions as well as learning difficulties..  They are members of the Health and Care Professions Council and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.  

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Dysphagia (swallowing difficulties) in adults and children
  • ​Aphasia/Dysphasia (speech difficulties - finding or understanding words)
  • Motor speech disorders such as Dyspraxia or Dysarthria
  • Facial weakness
  • Cognitive communication difficulties
  • Voice disorders
  • Using technology to support communication and therapy, including advice regarding communication aids

We offer 1:1 and group treatment sessions as appropriate and can treat you at one of the Hobbs centres or in your own home.


Assessment

We assess each patient to help identify specific individual needs, set therapy goals and create a tailor-made treatment programme. 

Treatment may include:

Speech

  • Exercises to strengthen muscles and improve coordination
  • Sensory stimulation
  • Volume and breath control exercises
  • LSVT (Lee Silverman Voice Therapy) for Parkinson's Disease
  • Compensatory strategies to make your speech clearer
  • Teleswallowing® as part of our contract with West Hampshire CCG 

Language

Strategies / practice to help:

  • Word finding 
  • Fluency 
  • Writing
  • Reading
  • Listening

Communication

  • Supporting you to develop skills to make communicating with others easier 

Swallowing 

  • Helping you to find a safe and acceptable way to manage your swallowing difficulties 
  • Exercises and treatments, if appropriate, to improve your swallow.

Training 

  • We can train family members, friends, carers and teachers on how to support your swallowing and communicate effectively with you.

Technology

  • We can give advice on communication aids, which may support your speech, if appropriate.
  • We use computer-based therapy resources where appropriate to enhance your 1:1 treatment or to support your therapy at home

Testimonials

"I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease a year ago. I was in a very bad way with my speech and everything about myself.  I was lucky to be introduced to Chrissy Bibby, speech therapist, who took me under her wing and gave me back my voice.
My whole life has come back to what it was – my speech, my voice and everyone can now understand me. Above all I have regained all my confidence which I never thought I would.  I’m doing very well now, but I still would be happy to see Chrissy, and I never want to let go of her.  I think everyone should know about her.
"

Theresa Rayner


“ We would as a family, like to thank you both for all your help, enrouragement and patience. Your teaching aids and ideas have made a huge difference in our lives.

Stuart & Margaret Mitchell & family


Bell's Palsy Before and After Results

Adrian before and after treatment for Bell's Palsy across a 10 week period:

eyes closed, face at rest and smile

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