We aim to support people, and those close to them, to:
- Learn new skills
- Cope better
- Feel more in control
- Build confidence to live life as well as they can
Speech and language therapists (SLTs) work across a range of settings including schools, hospitals, clinics and homes. We also work closely with a variety of people such as parents/carers, teachers, health visitors, doctors, dietitians and other health professionals to access the right support at the right time.
Our service is person-centred. We will focus on getting to know you -your best hopes, what matters to you and what is already working.
Fife SLT Service provides a tiered service model.
- Universal messages - designed to improve communication opportunities for all
- Targeted support - for people with recognised conditions or situations which affect their ability to communicate successfully
- Individual support - for children and adults to help them achieve their communication and eating and drinking potential.
After an initial conversation, you may realise you are managing well already. We might suggest other kinds of support available in the community or that some some individual therapy will help you to make meaningful changes.
We’ll describe what therapy might look like, and how it can help. You can then decide if this supports what you are hoping to achieve.
Fife Augmentative and Alternative Communication Team
The Fife AAC Team (FaacT) is a multi-agency team, staffed by a speech and language therapist, teacher and technician, who work in partnership with parents, carers and professionals involved with an individual requiring AAC support.
The team provide assessment and recommendation of appropriate communication systems. Support can be carried out at various locations including home, school, community settings and hospital. The team can also provide advice and training in a wide range of augmentative and alternative communication systems.