Speech and Language Therapists - Profession specific descriptor for registered professionals and support workers

Speech and language therapists (SLTs) provide life-improving interventions, support, and care for children and adults who have difficulties with communication, eating, drinking, or swallowing. SLTs assess and treat speech, language, and communication problems in people of all ages to help them communicate better.

They also assess, treat and develop personalised plans to support people who have eating, drinking, and swallowing problems. Using specialist skills, SLTs work directly with clients and their carers and provide them with tailored support. They also work closely with teachers and other health professionals.

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