The IASLT is the recognised professional association for Speech and Language Therapists in the Republic of Ireland.

The aims of the organisation include:

  • Developing and maintaining professional standards of practice.
  • Evaluating and accrediting Speech and Language Therapy training courses.
  • Supporting continuing professional development of its members.
  • Representing the profession nationally and internationally.

The Irish Association of Speech & Language Therapists welcomes your queries and feedback.

For most queries, we recommend that you contact us by email at

For all other queries:
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SLTs are qualified professionals that work with clients, who present with a variety of disorders of communication, voice and swallowing.
For example, an SLT may work with children, who develop speech difficulties as they grow up; adults who have had strokes and can no longer swallow; individuals with voice difficulties due to strain or disease; people with disabilities that require alternative or supported communication methods.
SLTs work in a variety of settings including community care, hospitals, charitable organisations and in private practice.

Parents wishing to make appointments for their children can contact their Local Health Office (LHO) to seek appointments with a Speech and Language Therapist. For clients with additional needs, many charitable organisations offer a Speech and Language Therapy service. Unfortunately, there are very few Speech and Language Therapy posts in Ireland dedicated to the care of adult clients in the community, though your LHO will be able to advise you whether one exists in your area. If not, local support groups relevant to your need (e.g. stroke, Parkinson’s, etc) may be able to provide you with information. If your child attends a special needs school or a special needs class within a mainstream school, they may be able to access speech and language therapy through the school. If you need to access speech and language therapy as a result of a medical condition and you attend a hospital for your medical condition, you may be able to access speech and language therapy through the hospital. Your hospital doctor will advise you on this.

Please note the IASLT website does not provide a list of practising speech and language therapists. You can contact the HSE for details of your local speech and language therapy department.

Please consult Independent Speech-Language Therapists of Ireland - ISTI for details of fully qualified SLTs in private practice.

The IASLT is the professional body for Speech and Language Therapists. IASLT is not a regulatory body. Speech and Language Therapists are regulated by CORU since October 2016. IASLT does not deal with complaints against members. Complaints may be made to a manager, employer or CORU about a member without the knowledge or involvement of IASLT.

Process for making a complaint about a Speech and Language Therapist
There are a number of avenues in which an individual can make a complaint about a Speech and Language Therapist.
  • If an individual wishes to make a complaint in relation to an individual Speech and Language Therapist, who works in the publicly funded health service or an independent healthcare provider, the individual can complain directly to the individual therapist, their line manager or employing organisation.
  • If you have been seen by a Speech and Language Therapist as a private patient, you should make your complaint directly to the therapist in the first instance.
  • If you have been seen by a Speech and Language Therapist working with an employing organization you can complain directly to the Speech and Language Therapist and the Director/Complaints officer of the employing organization.
  • Complaints may also be made to CORU, which is the regulatory body for Speech and Language Therapists.

The About IASLT page of our site list information about SLT as a career - and our membership information page provides information about joining the IASLT as a Student Member.