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Adult Speech and Language Therapy(ASLT) Campaign Launch Event

1 October – 12 to 1.30pm – Truro Health Park Conference Room 

Come along to our campaign launch event and learn about ASLT and how it  can help people who have conditions such as dementia, Parkinson’s disease and voice disorders.
There will be lots of information about speech and language issues which can affect patients such as dysphagia and dysarthria, as well as the opportunity to speak to ASLT staff and volunteers about their work and find out how they can help.

Please note this event must be booked in advance due to limited capacity.
Contact 01872 246993.

Look After Your Voice – drop in information sessions

6 October – Liskeard Community Hospital (Seminar Room) 10am to 4.00pm 
9 October - Helston Community Hospital (Borlase Room) 10am to 2.30pm

Do you know what you can do to protect your voice? Or what to do if you started to have issues?
There are a range of simple daily lifestyle changes which can vastly impact your ability to look after your voice. Drop in for personalised advice or book onto a session to learn top tips on taking care on your voice, discuss any issues you are having and speak to our ASLT team.

Liskeard: Presentations at 10am, 11am and 3pm. Book on 01579 373590.
Drop in between 10am to 4pm

Helston: Contact 01326 430245 for further information or drop in between 10am to 2.30pm.

Help with Communication and Swallowing in Dementia

  • St Austell Community Hospital- Foyer
    19 October - 10 to 11.30am and 1 to 2.30pm
    21 October - 10 to 11.30am  and 1 to 2.30pm
  •  Camborne Redruth Community Hospital Out Patients Department 
    19 October - 10 to 11.30am and 1 to 2.30pm
    21 October - 10 to 11.30am  and 1 to 2.30pm

People who have dementia and their carers often have problems with communication which can make daily life difficult. There are easy and valuable techniques available which can improve communication and help make life easier.

Come and meetourASLT team for useful advice, information or just an informal chat on how you can help and support people with dementia who have speech, language, communication and swallowing difficulties.

Swallowing - Information for families

Lanyon Stroke Unit

19 - 23 October 2pm to 3pm daily

Drop in session for families of patients on Lanyon Stroke Unit who would like further information on communication or swallowing from the SLTs working on the unit. 

Communication Partners - Volunteering in Speech and Language Therapy

Find out more about our volunteering scheme. We have an active group of volunteers who support individuals in their own home and enable them to build confidence in using their communication skills. Our patients find this really beneficial and so do our volunteers who thoroughly enjoy the opportunity to make a difference.

We offer training, support and regular meetings. Volunteers are from all walks of life; some are retired, some are looking to develop skills for a career in health and some already work in health but want to do something different.

Our team will be on hand to answer your questions.

  • Bodmin Community Hospital (entrance foyer)
    28 October - 10am to 2pm
  •  Truro Health Park (main corridor)
    27 October - 10am to 2pm
  • Stratton Community Hospital (Reception)
    29 October 2015

For further information on these and other events or on Adult Speech and Language Therapy contact 01872 246993. 

SLT will also be at the AGM - click here to book on 15 October and the CATS event day on 13 October.

Raising Awareness for Stammerers at the Hall for Cornwall

7 September 2015

In June 2015 the ASLT service was prominent in raising awareness of stammering at the performances of The Kings Speech at The Hall for Cornwall.

Many people who attended the event were stammerers and expressed delight with the treatments they had received and felt it was important to raise how Speech and language therapy could help stammerers of all ages.

Brighter waiting room thanks to Speech and Language Therapy patient!

04 March 2015

The waiting room at our St Austell Community Hospital Speech and Language Therapy Department is looking brighter thanks to 89 year old Reginald Perry from Newquay.

After suffering from a stroke last year, Reginald was referred to speech and language therapy in June 2014 to address some difficulties with word finding and writing.

Working alongside Speech and Language Therapist, Melody Coop, Reginald was given frequent therapy and homework to complete. During this time, Melody discovered Reginald was a keen painter of 30 years and so included his hobby in his homework, such as describing pictures and paintings and practicing simple landscape paintings, alongside shopping list and card writing, and even sending an email!

As a thank you to Melody, Reginald did a painting of her dog, which was presented to her today, along with additional paintings for the hospital.

A total of 12 paintings have been donated to the Speech and Language Therapy waiting room at St Austell Community Hospital. Reginald has also kindly donated paintings to Newquay Community Hospital and the Cornwall Air Ambulance.

iPad Presentation at Helston Hospital

Emma Farr, SLT at Helston Hospital, being
presented with an iPad by Mrs Charnock (October)

Nursing Home Information Files

The Adult Speech and Language Therapy service has an ambitious plan to roll out a “Swallowing Information File” to as many nursing homes as possible. This involves a visit from the local ASLT to meet with the manager and senior carer in order to explain the contents of the file and present it to the home.

The file includes lots of useful information on who to refer and who to sign post to other services, how to assist and helpful information on dietary textures.

If you would like us to visit your Nursing Home please contact 01872 246993.