Airedale NHS Foundation Trust

Airedale NHS

One-to-one and group NHS therapy for people in the Airedale region. It also provides therapy via video call (Teletherapy) for people in the rest of the UK.

What ages is it for?

All ages.

What does it do?

For children: the therapy works to:

  • develop confidence in their ability to communicate
  • encourage a positive attitude towards speaking and decrease sensitivity to stammering
  • develop strategies to manage stammering
  • encourage the development of positive thinking skills
  • increase self-esteem
  • support parents, teachers and peers in their understanding and support of the child.

For teenagers and adults: a solution-focused and person-centred approach, working towards each individual’s unique goals to increase confidence, participation and happiness. It also helps people with interviews and employment.

Parent information sessions and school-based peer/teacher training sessions are available.

Who delivers the therapy?

Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist (SLT)s and members of the paediatric SLT team.

Where is it available? 

In person, therapy is available across the Airedale region (Keighley, Skipton, Ilkley, Bingley and Settle).

If you do not live in the Airedale region, therapy via video calls (Teletherapy) is available. This can be accessed on computers, tablets, smartphones and smart TVs. However, this is only available if there is no NHS service where you live.

How much does it cost?

The service is free if you live in the Airedale region. If you live outside Airedale and want to access the Teletherapy, you'll need to ask your local health service whether they will fund it for you. For more information, email Stephanie at the address below.

How can I apply for Teletherapy?

To access Teletherapy, fill out the form here

Where can I find out more?

Visit Airedale NHS's website here.

Email Stephanie Burgess at airedale.stammeringtherapy@nhs.net

Therapist using teletherapy with a client
Stephanie Burgess, Speech and Language Therapist, in a teletherapy session

 

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