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UCL Communication Clinic

The clinic in the Department of Language and Cognition provides speech and language therapy to people with communication difficulties. The clinic is staffed by qualified (HCPC registered) therapists, supervising therapists in training. We also carry out research into communication impairments, their impact and their remediation. We are based in the university department and are not part of the NHS, although we work closely with colleagues in the NHS and other organisations. All our sessions are free of charge.

We currently offer sessions for people with aphasia (language difficulties following brain injury such as stroke), primary progressive aphasia (language-led dementia), and adults with developmental language disorder in childhood. Each of our services combines evidence-based practice with innovative approaches.

You can find information about each of our current services via the links below, including how to make a referral/sign up: 

Chandler House speech and language therapy clinic

Progressive Aphasia Speech Therapy Clinic

This clinic provides speech and language therapy for people with communication difficulties associated with primary progressive aphasia (PPA) and other overlapping conditions. The therapy is all delivered by student speech and language therapists, supervised by expert consultant speech and language therapists and researchers in the field of PPA.

Chandler House speech and language therapy clinic

Creative Language Aphasia Programme (CLAP)

This is a speech and language therapy programme for people with aphasia who want to develop their language and communication skills in creative ways. People will work on language and communication skills individually, in discussions with peers, in carrying out creative activities, and in planning and carrying out a group project. The sessions are linked to a common theme of cultural or arts-based activities.

Chandler House speech and language therapy clinic

Intensive Conversation Camps

This clinic provides two different intensive speech and language therapy interventions based around better conversations: Camp 1 is for people with speech and language difficulties associated with primary progressive aphasia (PPA) and other overlapping conditions, and a partner (a spouse, partner, family member or friend). Camp 2 is for people who have aphasia after a stroke, and a partner (a spouse, partner, family member or friend).

Chandler House speech and language therapy clinic

Adult DLD Assessment Service (ADAS)

The Adult DLD Assessment Service (ADAS) is a free clinic run by speech and language therapists, providing assessment and diagnosis for adults with suspected Developmental Language Disorder (DLD). DLD is a common, lifelong neurodevelopmental condition that affects how we learn and use language.

Chandler House speech and language therapy clinic

Aphasia New Music Group

The Aphasia New Music Group is a collaboration between people with aphasia, family members, musicians, and speech and language therapists. The group works together to write and perform original songs and music. Members do not need any experience as a musician or singer. We are interested in the impact of creative activities on people’s communication and wellbeing.

Chandler House speech and language therapy clinic

Research in the clinic

A variety of teams at UCL carry out studies of communication difficulties, their impact and remediation. People with communication difficulties can volunteer to take part.

News

You can keep up to date with the clinic’s activities via X/twitter: @ClinicUCL

Our contact details are:

UCL Communication Clinic, Chandler House, 2 Wakefield Street, London, WC1N 1PF

Email: communicationclinic@ucl.ac.uk

Telephone: 020 7679 4249

The nearest tube stations are Russell Square and King's Cross.