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

The Adult Service is for people over 18 years old. If you want support for a child or young person, please check out Speech and Language Children and Young People’s service.

We support people living with a wide variety of conditions. Some of these include:

  • Acquired conditions – such as Stroke or Brain Injury
  • Progressive conditions – such as Motor Neuron Disease (MND), Parkinson’s Disease (PD), Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Huntington’s Disease (HD) and Dementia
  • Voice
  • Stammering
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Laryngectomy

If you want support for an adult with learning disability, please see Speech and Language Adults with Learning Disabilities service.

What you can expect from our service

If you have been referred to our service, we will focus on getting to know you. We will talk about your best hopes, what matters to you and what is already working.

After an initial discussion, some people realise they are managing well already. We might suggest you look at other kinds of support available in the community.

Some people decide that further sessions with a therapist will help them to make meaningful changes.

Your therapist will then describe what therapy might look like, and how this therapy can help. You can then decide if this supports what you are hoping to achieve.

The service works in hospitals, outpatient clinics, and in the community.

We also offer virtual appointments using Near Me. For further information on how to access your Near Me appointment, view our Guidance for Near Me appointments.

Where to find us

Queen Margaret Hospital
Victoria Hospital
Whyteman's Brae Hospital
Cameron Hospital
Glenrothes Hospital
St Andrews Community Hospital

Referral to our service

Details on how to be referred to our service can be found on the main Speech and Language Therapy page.

Useful links

Fife Carers Centre
Fife Forum
Maggie's Centre
Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS)
Stroke Association
Different Strokes
Alzheimer Scotland
Parkinson's UK
MND Scotland
MS Society
British Voice Association
National Association for Laryngectomy Club (NALC)
Scottish Stammering Network
LGBT Foundation

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