Speech And Language Information

head and neck unsplash.jpgIf you have had an operation or radiotherapy to your head and neck area, your speech is likely to sound different. You may have difficulty making certain sounds or saying some words. People may not be able to easily understand what you are trying to say, or they may not be able to hear you clearly. Dryness can also make your mouth and throat feel uncomfortable when having longer conversations.

A speech and language therapist (SLT) will be involved in your recovery from an early stage to give support and helpful advice.

 

Click on the links below to access advice and support for managing speech and language side effects after treatment:

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Swallowing difficulties during radiotherapy (leaflet)

How to look after your voice during head and neck treatment (leaflet)

Jaw stretch against resistance (leaflet)

Difficulty opening the mouth - Trismus (leaflet)

Effects of radiotherapy or chemo radiotherapy on swallowing (video)

Swallow exercises demonstration (video)