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
- 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.