Magic Words Therapy is an independent speech and language therapy service for children and adults that was set up in 2009
We at Magic Words Therapy know that being able to communicate effectively is absolutely vital for clients to achieve success in all that they wish to pursue and for their psychological wellbeing and quality of life. Statistics from Bupa suggest that 2.5 million people in the UK have difficulty speaking. There are more than 100,000 strokes in the UK each year; that is around one stroke every five minutes (33% of these will experience a difficulty with speaking). Other communication difficulties that affect adults are brain injury, stammering, voice issues and Parkinson’s Disease, amongst others. There is now more than ever a huge need for effective speech and language therapy services for adults.
To practice as a speech and language therapist (SLT) an undergraduate / postgraduate degree is required along with registration with the HCPC (Health Care Professionals Council) and the RCSLT (Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists).
Speech and language therapists work with people with a wide range of communication difficulties including stammering, voice disorders, difficulties resulting from Stroke, Brain Injury, Epilepsy, Parkinson’s Disease, Huntington’s disease, autism, cerebral palsy and Down syndrome.
Magic Words Therapy work with individual families, adults, care homes and case management firms. We have clinics in Milton Keynes, St Albans and Central London and are currently opening up clinics in both Cambridge and Northampton.
With new clients we assess current skills and needs over a wide range of communication areas. We are experts at designing treatment plans to suit each individual client according to SMART goals based on the assessment results. We work with the client until their difficulties are fully resolved or resolved as much as is possible for each individual .
In some cases the client will never be able to communicate verbally, e.g. people with severe autism or those who have had major strokes. We help them to use other means to communicate such as speech generating devices (as used by the late Stephen Hawking.