Speech and Language Therapy for Children, Young People and Adults

Speech & Language Therapy (SLT) Services aim to provide a high quality, evidence based service, which is responsive to and meets the needs of clients and their carers, who are experiencing speech, language, communication or swallowing difficulties.

Speech and Language Therapy Services

Provide services throughout Dumfries and Galloway to people across all age groups. We work with babies, children, teenagers, adults, families and carers.

In Dumfries and Galloway services are provided by either the:


Health Professionals

SLTs employed by NHS Dumfries and Galloway work in accordance with the professional guidelines of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists - more information  www.rcslt.org  

All SLTs are graduate Health professionals who must be registered with the Health Professions Council (HPC), which is the regulatory body for all Allied Health Professions.

More information and to check the registration of any of our SLTs visit www.hpc-uk.org  


What we do

Speech and Language Therapists are the lead experts in the assessment, diagnosis and appropriate intervention of speech, language, communication or swallowing difficulties.
Therapists work in partnership with others to reduce the impact of difficulties affecting a person’s wellbeing and ability to participate in everyday life.
Depending on individual needs therapy may take a variety of different forms and will vary according to the changing needs.

Therapy may include:

  • Assessment
  • Advice
  • Individual or group therapy
  • Training
  • Assessment and access to communication equipment and resources

Key Principles of the SLT Service

The rights ,wishes and dignities of each individual and their carers are respected at all times.

Effective intervention is based on a holistic understanding of the individual, including their social, cultural, economic ,political and linguistic context.

The safety of the individual is paramount.

Speech and Language therapy intervention aims to be efficient and effective, that is to achieve the best possible results within given resources.