Information Leaflets & Fact Sheets

The Irish Association strives to provide up-to-date information for the general public to aid in the understanding of common speech and language disorders and to increase awareness of available services. Here you will find a centralised archive of documentation, including policies, position papers, executive summaries and guidelines.

IASLT Position Statement on Speech and Language Therapy for people with Dementia

IASLT Position Statement on Speech and Language Therapy for people with Dementia 2016 This position statement has been developed by the IASLT Working Group in Dementia, which is made up of speech and language therapists (SLTs) who are working specifically in the field. This is the first IASLT policy document published in this area of speech and language therapy provision for people with dementia and their families. It highlights the key role that SLTs have and their scope of practice in managing people with dementia within multidisciplinary teams. It makes key recommendations for change and emphasises that speech and language therapy services should be available in an equitable manner to people of all ages living with dementia and to their families.


posted | 07 October 2016

Parkinson`s Disease Advice & Guide

Parkinson`s Disease Advice & Guide


posted | 02 August 2012

Stroke Factsheet

Stroke Fact-Sheet


posted | 01 February 2010

Communication Aid Factsheet

Information on various types of Communication Aids. From simple paper based systems, to sophisticated pieces of computer equipment.


posted | 03 February 2011

Make it easy

Make it easy - a guide on accessible information for those with literacy difficulties


posted | 01 December 2011

Communication Development in twins and multiple births

Information for parents: - Communication Development in twins and multiple births.


posted | 15 April 2010

Development Language Disorder (DLD) Position Paper May 2017

DLD Position Paper May 2017, formerly known as Specific Language Impairment (SLI)


posted | 24 May 2017

Stammering advice for parents

Information for Parents - Stammering : How Parents Can Help


posted | 03 June 2010

TV and Speech and Language Development

Information for Parents - TV and Children’s Speech and Language development.


posted | 02 February 2011

Specific Speech and Language Impairment

Specific Speech and Language Impairment: - Information for Parents.


posted | 04 May 2010

A guide on supporting children with ADHD

Guide to ADHD Support. Communication & Social Skills Development with Speech & Language Therapy.


posted | 02 September 2011

What to Expect from an Assessment

What to Expect from an Assessment – Advisory Information for Parents


posted | 07 November 2012

Communication Development

Information for Parents - How can I help my child’s communication to develop?


posted | 01 July 2010

Irish consistency descriptors Poster

Summary poster of consistencies with images


posted | 06 December 2014

Irish consistency descriptors FAQ leaflet

Information and frequently asked questions about the consistency descriptors


posted | 06 December 2014

Irish consistency descriptors Consensus

Consensus Document: Introduction Definitions (in the context of this document) The development process Context Background to the australian standards Modifications made to the Australian standards. Using the Irish consistency descriptors for food and fluids Future work


posted | 06 December 2014

Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics

Updated in 2015


posted | 13 February 2016

IASLT Position Statement Capacity Public

IASLT Position Statement Capacity Public


posted | 10 May 2017

IASLT Position Statement on Swallow Screening, 2016

IASLT Position Statement on Swallow Screening. Published July 2016.


posted | 19 July 2016

IASLT Professional Competence Professional Ethics Complaints Procedure

Information regarding making a complaint about a Speech & Language Therapist: Complaints about an SLT can be made by IASLT members, employers, clients and members of the public. Complaints should ideally be made within 6 months of the incident of complaint happening. Formal complaints must be in writing and signed. They should detail the background and facts relating to the issue of complaint. This should then be posted to the IASLT. Complaints will be acknowledged in writing within 15 working days of receipt and the IASLT will appoint an officer to investigate the complaint. The IASLT will endeavour to resolve complaints within 6 months of receipt.


posted | 03 July 2015

IASLT RP Statement May 2017

IASLT RP Statement Published May 2017


posted | 10 May 2017

Specific Speech and Language Impairment in Children

Specific Speech and Language Impairment in Children: Definition, Service Provision and Recommendations for Change. IASLT Oct 2007


posted | 10 October 2007

Clinical Volunteering in Speech and Language Therapy; IASLT Position Paper 2015

This document sets out the position of the Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists in respect to the future of clinical volunteering in speech and language therapy (SLT) in Ireland, having considered best practice and the views of our profession.


posted | 18 February 2015

Voice Disorders

Information & Expert Advice on Voice Disorders.


posted | 09 September 2012