Speech and language therapy patient leaflets

Helping patients with swallowing, communication and voice problems

This page lists leaflets produced or used by our department. Each leaflet is reviewed at least every three years to make sure it is kept up to date.

Acid reflux

Description:
This leaflet is about acid reflux, also known as laryngo-pharyngeal reflux (LPR) or heartburn. It tells you some of the things you can do to reduce the risk, frequency and/or severity of attacks.

Controlling chronic cough

Description:
This leaflet is about chronic cough. It tells you what causes you to cough and some of the things you can do to control it.

Critical care - Communicating with your relative in critical care

Description:
This leaflet is designed to help you communicate with your relative while he/she is being cared for in any critical care area.

Dysphagia (swallowing problems)

Description:
This leaflet provides information about swallowing problems, also known as dysphagia, as well as the causes and the signs you should look out for.

Globus

Description:
A persistent 'lump in the throat feeling' is sometimes described as 'globus'. This leaflet provides more information about globus, what causes it and what you can do to help.

Larynx and vocal cords examination in the combined voice clinic

Description:
If you have been asked to attend the combined voice clinic for an examination of your larynx (voice box) and vocal cords, this leaflet aims to answer some of the questions you may have.

Larynx and vocal cords examination in the speech and language therapy led voice clinic

Description:
If you have been asked to attend the speech and language therapist led voice clinic for an examination of your larynx (voice box) and vocal cords, this leaflet aims to answer some of the questions you may have.

Nasendoscopy to assess your swallowing

Description:
This leaflet explains more about having a nasendoscopy, including the benefits, risks and any alternatives. It also provides information on what you can expect when you come to hospital.

Southwark community speech and language therapy service - An easy read guide

Description:
This leaflet gives information about speech and language therapy services for patients with learning disabilities in Southwark. The leaflet is presented in an easy read format.

Speech and language therapy - First appointment information

Description:
This leaflet is for ear, nose and throat (ENT) patients whose surgeon has referred you to the speech and language therapy department for assessment and treatment.
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