The Irish Association of Speech & Language Therapists (IASLT) is the recognised professional body representing Speech & Language Therapists in Ireland. IASLT's mission is to support and empower SLTs through setting standards, informing policy and service delivery, fostering excellence in professional practice, advancing science and advocating for members and those they serve. IASLT strives to provide up-to-date information for the general public to aid in the understanding of disorders of communication and swallowing and to increase awareness of and advocate for Speech and Language Therapy services in Ireland. IASLT also provides professional supports and detailed information for SLTs currently working or considering working in Ireland.
Our Vision: Everyone will have the right to live well, irrespective of communication or eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties.
Being a member of IASLT means that you are part of the community of speech and language therapists in Ireland. It allows you to connect with professional issues which influence your practice and provides the supports to maintain standards of practice and education.
For all qualified SLTs, who are registered with CORU.
For newly graduated SLTs whose qualifications are recognised by the IASLT and are registered with CORU.
Students studying for a professional qualification in speech and language therapy in Ireland, UK, USA, Canada, Australia or New Zealand.
Applies to those who have qualified overseas, and have not had their qualifications validated by CORU, and are practising outside the Republic of Ireland.
Qualified members who are no longer practicing.
For SLTs who haven't practiced for more than 2 years and wish to follow the return to full membership process. On successful completion, provisional members may transfer to the appropriate membership.
Retired and practicing members who have been awarded lifetime membership for their outstanding contribution to the profession.
IASLT facilitates members learning, by listening and responding to their professional development needs; by arranging relevant, motivating training and reflective learning opportunities and supporting members in fulfilling CPD requirements both as IASLT members and CORU registered therapists.
Advances in Communication and Swallowing is the official journal of the Irish Association of Speech & Language Therapists (IASLT)
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With thanks to IASLT Member Karen Henderson MIASLT who was involved in the development of this reference guide.
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