About IASLT: What we do

What is a Speech and Language Therapist?

A Speech and Language Therapist is a qualified individual, who works with clients that present with communication difficulties. Therapists usually work in a community clinic, school, hospital or special needs setting. They assess, diagnose and treat clients for a variety of disorders including:

  • Childhood speech and language disorders
  • Stammers
  • Acquired speech and language disorders (such as from brain injury or disease)
  • Voice disorders
  • Eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties.
  • Speech and Language Therapists also work with clients who cannot communicate through normal means to develop alternative forms of communication, such as specialised computer devices.