Mrs Lyn Button

Mrs Lyn Button

Clinical Specialist Speech and Language Therapist – Adult Services
Bsc (Hons) Speech Sciences, MRCSLT, MASLTIP

Practising at

Spire Harpenden Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mrs Lyn Button at Spire include:

Speech therapy

Other treatments

I offer bespoke comprehensive assessment, diagnosis and management of disorders of speech, voice, communication, reflux, eating, drinking or swallowing.

Holistic goal centred treatment plans will be constructed together with you liaising closely with your Multidisciplinary Team.

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Professional profile

I am an Advanced Clinical Specialist Speech and Language Therapist with over 23 years of experience within the UK healthcare system.

I specialise in helping adults overcome difficulties associated with Speech and Language Therapy; these may include communication or speech difficulties; voice changes or voice use; reflux management; facial weakness, eating, drinking or swallowing disorders. The aim is to reach your maximum potential and build your inner resources. I offer bespoke comprehensive assessment and treatment programmes using a full range of current evidence based practice. Holistic goals are set together and realistic therapy programmes are agreed. I work closely with the wider multidisciplinary team to ensure complete and timely treatment.

The types of conditions I specialise in include Adult Neurology eg: Stroke and progressive diseases such as Parkinsons Disease or MND; Cancer; Aged Care including Dementia and End of Life Care; Respiratory Disorders eg: COPD, Bronchiatesis, Chronic Cough, Repetitive Chest Infections; Voice Use including vocal fatigue, muscle tension disorder, professional use and VCD; Facial weakness such as Bell’s Palsy or muscle weakness leading to slurred speech or drooling; Reflux advice and management.

I have held positions of Adult Services Clinical Lead at several large London Teaching Hospitals including Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (1998-2010) where I lead the SLT services for the Stroke Unit, Elderly Care, Respiratory Care, General Surgery and Intensive Care. Clinical Lead at the Royal Brompton Hospital (2011-2014) where I developed SLT services for the critically ill including objective swallow assessment and weaning assessment; Respiratory Services and Progressive Neurological Disorders plus I developed a Reflux Management and Chronic Cough service. I was also Lead Principal Speech and Language Therapist at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (2014-2016) offering comprehensive assessment and intensive packages of rehabilitation for communication, voice and swallow.

I am a clinical supervisor for all levels of Speech and Language Therapists and works closely with the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists offering leadership mentoring, Service Reviews and Policy and Guideline development. I have recently been elected as a Director onto the Board of the Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Private Practice.

Clinical Interests

Special Clinical Interests: Disorders of speech, communication, voice, eating, drinking and swallowing including reflux management. Adult Neurology; Respiratory Care; Reflux Management; Eating, Drinking and Swallowing

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Qualification and professional memberships

BSC (Hons) / London / 1994
Speech Sciences

Professional memberships

HCPC registration

Professional leadership

Leadership Mentor for the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
Clinical Supervisor

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Current NHS posts

I am an Independent Clinical Specialist SLT plus a Clinical Leadership Mentor and Clinical Supervisor for Speech and Language Therapists specialising in Adults.

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Personal Profile

I am married and have three daughters. I enjoy family time together, especially holidays; exercising and singing.

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Private contact details

Telephone 07824 388183