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.

Velopharyngeal dysfunction - Information for parents and carers

Description:
A leaflet for the parents of a child with velopharyngeal dysfunction (a speech difficulty relating to the soft palate)

Velopharyngeal dysnfunction - Information for adult patients

Description:
A leaflet about velopharyngeal dysfunction (a speech difficulty relating to the soft palate)

Videofluoroscopy to assess your swallowing

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

Vocal cord surgery recovery

Description:
This leaflet gives advice and information on recovering from vocal cord surgery.

Voice - your voice and how to look after it

Description:
This leaflet describes how your voice works. It also suggests some of the things you can do to help keep your voice healthy and avoid hoarseness (a change in voice quality) and discomfort.

Voice care after intubation in intensive care

Description:
The aim of this information sheet is to answer some of the questions you may have about changes to your voice after ventilation in intensive care.
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