Adult speech and language therapy (SALT) service

The adult speech and language therapy (SALT) service supports clients with acquired communication and swallowing difficulties.  This may include those with stroke, brain injury, acquired progressive disorders, head and neck cancers, dementia and voice disorders. It offers assessment, specific advice and targeted therapy tailored to the client's needs. If appropriate, therapy may be offered in a one-to-one session, on a group basis or by training carers to support clients.

The team works closely with carers and other staff groups, such as doctors, occupational therapists, nurses and dieticians, to offer assessment and advice.

Patient information

Contact our service in Barking and Dagenham

Adult speech and language therapy service
Porters Avenue Health Centre
234 Porters Avenue

Tel: 0300 300 1771

Opening times: Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 4.30pm

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Clients with swallowing problems require medical, senior health professional or nursing referral. Voice clients must see an ear, nose and throat consultant prior to an appointment with the speech and language therapist. Clients with other communication difficulties can be referred by GP, consultant, member of their medical team, or by self-referral. Please refer to the For clinicians page for more information.