Faircape Health

Speech Therapists

For some, speech therapy is an important part of the recovery process. That’s why the Faircape Health Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) incorporates speech therapy to provide intensive rehabilitation of communication skills, following acute neurological events.

Meet Our Speech Therapist

Speech pathologists (SLPs) specialise in communication and swallowing disorders. They can help patients maintain their swallowing and eating ability after radiation therapy and chemotherapy for head and neck cancers. An SLP may also help people with cognitive problems improve their memory and organisation skills. The speech therapist follows The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) framework as it is a holistic approach to treatment. The ICF conceptualises a person’s level of functioning as a dynamic interaction between her or his health conditions, environmental factors, and personal factors.

Following a holistic approach to treatment, the Faircape Health MDT administers speech therapy according to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) framework. This framework allows the Faircape Health MDT to assess not only speech related pathology but all functioning including the ability to swallow and communicate needs during palliative or end of life care.

Tamlyn Bouland

Tamlyn Bouland

Tamlyn is a passionate speech therapist who believes in advocating for her patients and their return to daily occupation. With an interest in neurorehabilitation, she completed her community service year at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Johannesburg, and later, did three rotations in hyperacute stroke units in England. Her passion is working with the adult population through helping them relearn how to talk, communicate and swallow following a stroke or a traumatic brain injury.