Welcome to Rose Speech Therapy

Welcome to Rose Speech Therapy, delivering speech, language and swallowing rehabilitation to adults throughout the North of England.

Established in 2012 by speech and language therapists Karen Scrivener-Fearn and Gillian Buckingham, our work is guided by the latest research and evidence.

Rose Speech Therapy’s plans are created in direct dialogue with the patient, including specific exercises prescribed to address the difficulties they are experiencing.

Our work is often supported by the latest technology and software to help boost our patients’ communicative capabilities.

Rose Speech Therapy applies the World Health Organisation (WHO) model of disability and provides a combination of impairment-based therapy and social model approach.

We work alongside a small group of experienced associates to deliver therapy on a one-to-one basis with patients and supported by home practice.

Our intervention for speech, language, voice and swallowing disorders is guided by:

  • The nature of the underlying condition or pathology
  • The nature and severity of the disorder
  • Our patients’ goals and motivation

The Statistics

Close to one in five of us will experience communication difficulties at some point in our lives.

Source: Scottish Executive Social Research 2007.

It’s estimated that between 40%-78% of stroke survivors experience difficulties swallowing.

Source: Martino, R. 2005.

Approximately 53,000 stroke survivors will suffer from post-stroke aphasia, which requires speech and language therapy every year.

Source: The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.

The estimated cost of voice problems to the British economy is approximately £200m per year.

Source: The British Voice Association.