"SALT - person centred about communication."

About: Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust / Intellectual Developmental Disabilities /Learning Disability Services – Community (County)

(as other),

The input from SALT (Speech and Language Therapy) team was invaluable. It has enabled the staff team to think differently about communication. Including that it isn't just about words and that pointing and gesturing don't make the service user lazy.

It was great that the SALT team modelled good practice by being very person centred in their approach; it reinforces that training that the staff have received. The SALT team listened to the staff about the approach that wasn't working.

The resources and information provided were excellent quality.

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Response from Highly Specialist Speech & Language Therapist, Intellectual and Developmental Disability Service, Specialist Services Directorate

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback, it's much appreciated! The speech and language team are really pleased that our input has helped your staff re-think their approach to communicating with people with intellectual disabilities and that the practice you were part of put the person at the center.

I will be sure to pass on the compliments about the resources as I know our team put a lot of effort into them so are really appreciative that it's noticed!

Best wishes

Jon Rouston