What is Speech and Language Therapy?
Speech and language therapy supports adults who may have difficulties with communication, thinking skills or eating, drinking and swallowing abilities.
Speech and language therapy sessions focus on YOUR goals and what is important to you.
Meet Alice Treharne
Alice Treharne, MSc, MRCSLT is a Clinical Specialist Speech and Language Therapist who has worked in this field for over two decades both in the USA and since 2003 in the UK.
She is well-qualified to work with adults who have aphasia and or difficulties with speech, cognitive-communication and swallowing due to stroke, dementia, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson's disease and other neurological disorders.
Alice's clinical speciality is oropharyngeal dysphagia (swallowing disorders) and she is an expert in this area.
Alice uses evidence-based practice to help people reach their potential.
She understands the range of challenges and works alongside her clients to enable them to achieve their goals.
Alice believes that the quality of our lives is determined by the quality of the conversations we hold.
How I can help
So much more than simply speech and language therapy. It includes assessments, differential diagnoses, and programmes for the following:
What I offer
For people affected by
My friend, Sylvia, had a severe stroke leaving her without the ability to speak.
She is progressing now with help from Alice to communicate again, both verbally and with the written word.
I think she seems more positive about life now, is much more relaxed and is gaining in confidence.
I think Alice’s help with speech and language has helped Sylvia enormously. Sylvia is a wonderful inspiration to anyone in this position; she is amazing and never gives up
When my mother’s overall health and swallowing ability took a dip, Alice was recommended to assess her eating and drinking.
Alice listened to my mum, the home care manager, and me and explained exactly what she was doing and why she was doing it. Not only was it informative, but it also allowed us to follow the process.
Alice gave us a proper plan going forward for Mum’s wellbeing. Because of her detailed report, a diagnosis of vascular dementia was established. I recommend Alice 100% to anyone who is in a similar position as we were.
Alice helped our dad recover from the devastating effects of a stroke.
After working with him for three months, she made a great deal of difference to his conversation, comprehension, and writing skills.
Alice's gentle but firm approach to her work means that she immediately gained John's confidence and trust. This encouraged him to work hard and, with Alice's support, the results have been way beyond expectations.
Alice's optimism and encouragement have given the whole of 'Team Beadle' hope for the future."
When my mum was diagnosed with aphasia following her stroke, I thought she would find life really tough as she is the chattiest person in the world.
We contacted Alice for help and wow have we had help!
Alice has been just amazing in helping Mum find ways to deal with her aphasia and I am so glad that we found her.
We contacted Alice when my father had the beginnings of MND/Bulbar Palsy. He was rapidly losing his voice and with only a ‘probable’ diagnosis we struggled to find the right help for him.
Alice was a breath of fresh air, patient, kind and extremely mindful of Dad’s condition. He looked forward to the sessions and Alice gave advice and opened doors when we did not know where to turn. It was because of Alice, investigations speeded up leading to an exact diagnosis.
Alice was always on the end of the phone offering help. Although my father recently passed away, we as a family can never thank her enough for her help and advice.
Working with Alice Treharne was enormously helpful. The fact that Alice talked to me and listened. She waited for me to say what I wanted and if it didn't come out, she helped me with it.
I think on my own - if I hadn't had Alice - I would have been at home, alone, watching television. It was easier than being with other people.
When I talk to people who haven't seen me for awhile, they say that I am better in myself. My speech is much better than it was.
I am lucky that I had Alice.
We chose Alice because her qualifications and experience as a Speech and Language Therapist matched what our 25 year old son, Shyaam, needed. We felt at ease with her and more importantly Shyaam did.
The therapy taking place in our home on a one-to-one basis is a big plus. Alice notes our observations and suggestions and listens so we all work together for Shyaam's benefit.
Alice shows passion, enthusiasm, and commitment. We can confidently recommend her to any parent or organisation requiring Speech and Language Therapy.
Alice started where I was and guided me in the right direction. She gave me the confidence to keep going. The work we do puts me in a better position to get my cognition and my memory on track the best we can. Making the brain tick! Getting those neurons working!
Alice knows exactly what to do to get someone on track. Treatment is helping me get where I need to be. Alice is kind and gentle. She encourages me to do my best, be myself, and always has my best interests at heart. She is honest, loyal, and professional.
Alice helped me get the best out of a bad situation.
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I obtain information about you when you use the A.T. Speech and Language Therapy website or when you contact me about services.
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We keep this Policy under regular review. This Policy was last updated in May 2018.