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 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.
Parkinson`s Disease Advice & Guide
Information on various types of Communication Aids. From simple paper based systems, to sophisticated pieces of computer equipment.
Make it easy - a guide on accessible information for those with literacy difficulties
Information for parents: - Communication Development in twins and multiple births.
DLD Position Paper May 2017, formerly known as Specific Language Impairment (SLI)
Information for Parents - Stammering : How Parents Can Help
Information for Parents - TV and Children’s Speech and Language development.
Specific Speech and Language Impairment: - Information for Parents.
Guide to ADHD Support. Communication & Social Skills Development with Speech & Language Therapy.
What to Expect from an Assessment – Advisory Information for Parents
Information for Parents - How can I help my child’s communication to develop?
Summary poster of consistencies with images
Information and frequently asked questions about the consistency descriptors
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
Updated in 2015
IASLT Position Statement Capacity Public
IASLT Position Statement on Swallow Screening. Published July 2016.
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.
IASLT RP Statement Published May 2017
Specific Speech and Language Impairment in Children: Definition, Service Provision and Recommendations for Change. IASLT Oct 2007
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.