Speech and language therapy
If someone believes they helped a service user get better after delivering a certain therapy it does not necessarily mean that the therapy made them better.
People and SLTs may often believe that someone who has a swallowing or communication problem got better because of a specific therapy they were given. People may also believe that someone got worse because of a therapy or intervention.
Although a person got better after therapy, it may not have been the cause. It’s possible they would have got better without intervention. Also, we all respond in different ways, so even if an intervention did help one person, it may not have the same effect for everyone.
BEWARE when a therapist or service user says: “It worked for me.”
REMEMBER, someone’s personal experience of a therapy does not necessarily mean that therapy made them better or worse.