The role of a Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) is to assess and treat speech, language and communication problems in people of all ages to enable them to communicate to the best of their ability. They may also work with people who have eating and swallowing problems.
Using specialised skills a speech and language therapist work directly with the client and provide support to them and their carers.
A Speech and Language Therapist also works closely with teachers and health professionals including doctors, nurses and psychologists.
SLTs assist children and adults who have the following types of problems: - Difficulty producing and using speech - Difficulty understanding language - Difficulty using language - Difficulty with feeding, chewing or swallowing - A stammer - A voice problem