Sara Andrew - Speech and Language Therapy Surrey, West Sussex, Hampshire

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Speech and Language Therapy for adults in Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire- a personalised approach to therapy.

Do you have difficulties communicating - speaking, writing or understanding.
Maybe you have problems eating or drinking?
I am a Speech Therapist based in Surrey who can help with all these difficulties.

Have you, or someone you know, suffered a stroke or head injury that has resulted in problems understanding other people when they talk or difficulties finding the right words? Maybe it is reading or writing that is now hard to do? When having a conversation do you wander off the topic frequently? I am a Speech Therapist based in Surrey trained to help with all these difficulties.

Personalised therapy
I focus on providing therapy that is tailored to the individual. I help to identify communication goals that are completely personalised and target therapy to help achieve those functional goals. Not only is every individual unique but also communication difficulties with a neurological cause (dysphasia, dysarthria or dyspraxia) can vary infinitely.

My approach
Assessment and therapy is based on a cognitive neuropsychological approach that has a very strong evidence and research base. The principles of this approach are applied to all the therapy tasks aimed at achieving the personal communication goals.

Parkinson's Disease
I am fully qualified to carry out the evidence based 'LSVT' therapy programme for communication difficulties in Parkinson's Disease. This is an intensive 4 week programme that has been shown to produce positive changes that can last up to 2 years. Please contact me for further information.

Swallowing difficulties
A stroke, head injury or neurological condition may mean you are unable to eat and drink the same foods as you used to. You may cough frequently when drinking or feel food is sticking in your throat. These can all be signs that your swallow is not functioning as well as it used to. This is called dysphagia. I am qualified to assess and offer therapy or further investigations for these swallowing difficulties.

For further information on starting therapy click here. or click on the 'Click here to e-mail' box on the right hand side of the page to e-mail me directly.

Qualifications and Professional Afilliations.
I am a Speech and Language Therapist based in Surrey. I qualified with a first class honours degree in Speech and Language Therapy from Newcastle University in 2007. I have since specialised in working with adults with a wide range of neurological disorders, including stroke, traumatic brain injury, brain tumour, Parkinson's Disease and Multiple Sclerosis, but with a particular interest in stroke and Parkinson's Disease. I currently continue to work part-time in the NHS with such patients.

I am fully registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), a member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT), The Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice (ASLTIP)and of Facial Therapy Specialists-UK (FTS-UK). I am also a fully Certified LSVT Loud Practitioner.

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