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Speech and Language Therapy

Welcome to the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Speech and Language Therapy service information pages.




Our Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) team is made up of several different services for adults, children and young people. We offer therapy in hospitals, schools, and in the community.



What do we do?


Our teams of Speech and Language Therapists (SLTs) offer tailored therapy and support for children and adults with communication, voice and swallowing problems.


We assess and treat speech, language and communication problems to help with everyday communication. We also offer input to help people who have swallowing problems.


We work directly with our clients and their carers. We also support our clients by working with other professionals including nurses, doctors and teachers.


Who can benefit?


People of all ages can benefit from SLT.


  • Infants and Children with conditions such as cerebral palsy, cleft palate and Down’s Syndrome. We support children with communication difficulties such as stammering, language delay, learning difficulty and hearing problems.
  • Adults with Learning Disability - We support adults with autism, learning disability and Down’s syndrome.
  • Other Adults - SLTs treat people with medical conditions such as Stroke, Brain Injury, Parkinson’s disease, Head and Neck cancer.


Where we work


SLTs work in:


  • Health centres
  • Hospital wards and intensive care units
  • Outpatient departments and day centres
  • In people’s homes and in care homes
  • Children’s centres, special and mainstream schools
  • In court, prisons and other institutions.


What is Speech and Language Therapy? Factsheet and information contained on this page are adapted with permission from the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists. 


Last Updated: 25 January 2021