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Speech and Language Therapy

​What does Speech and Language Therapist do?

Speech and Language Therapists (SLTs) assess and treat speech, language and communication problems in people of all ages to help them communicate better. They also treat, assess and develop personalized therapy goals to support people who have eating and swallowing problems. SLTs work directly with clients and their carers to give them with tailored support. They also work closely with teachers and other health professionals, such as doctors, nurses, other allied health professionals and psychologists to develop individualized treatment programmes. SLTs assess and treat the following: 

  • Attention and Listening Skills e.g. auditory processing, auditory memory

  • Play Skills e.g. symbolic play skills

  • Non-verbal Skills e.g. turn taking, eye contact

  • Understanding / Receptive language skills

  • Expressive language skills

  • Speech sound / articulation difficulties

  • Phonological awareness

  • Voice disorder e.g. vocal fold nodules, pitch break, raspy voice

  • Oral-motor skills

  • Eating and swallowing

  • Stuttering

  • Social skills

  • Alternative augmentative communication (AAC)

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