The Irish Association of Speech & Language Therapists (IASLT) is the recognised professional association of speech & language therapists in Ireland. IASLT provides information, resources and CPD opportunities to SLTs currently working or considering work in Ireland. We actively promote the speech and language therapy profession in Ireland and advocate for our service users. We strive 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.
IASLT’s Values are: Respect | Partnership | Empowerment | Representation | Excellence | Impact
The IASLT is the voice for speech and language therapists in Ireland by representing the profession at national and international level. The IASLT supports its members by...
IASLT members contribute to and benefit from the development of the speech and language therapy profession in Ireland. Examples of such work by the IASLT Include:
IASLT is an organisation run by its members for its members, which despite its size maintains a high profile nationally and internationally. Being a member means that you are part of a vibrant community of speech and language therapists in Ireland. It allows you to keep in contact with professional issues which influence your practice.
Because IASLT is part of an international mutual recognition agreement for recognition of professional association credentials, full membership of IASLT facilitates recognition of your SLT qualification in the UK, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Deirdre has extensive leadership experience in the non-profit sector and has a track record of successfully running and developing NGOs and supporting others through national and international associations to provide services for vulnerable people. She would like to further strengthen the voice of IASLT, which will in turn give a voice to those with communication difficulties.
Edel graduated with a BSc. in Clinical Speech and Language Studies from Trinity College, Dublin in 2001 and has worked primarily with adult populations across acute, community and residential services. Edel obtained a Masters in Healthcare Management from RCSI in 2010. Edel maintains a deep interest in ensuring standards of practice and competencies are met.
Caroline graduated with Honours MSc. in Speech and Language Therapy (professional qualification) from University of Limerick in 2013, and has worked in various paediatric settings including primary care, CAMHS, and privately. Caroline is committed to supporting the provision of timely, evidence-based, accessible CPD opportunities for the profession, as part of her role with the IASLT.
Jan has been IASLT Administration Officer for many years and is committed to supporting all IASLT Members, Council and Committees. She enjoys the dynamic and busy aspect of her work along with the daily interaction with members.
Marijke Morris is the Lead Speech and Language Therapist and Founder of CATTS, an award-winning independent practice. She qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist and Audiologist in 1997 at the University of Pretoria, South Africa.
Fiona Hill is the Speech and Language Therapy Manager in Tallaght University Hospital. She graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University in 2003 with a BSC (Hons) in Clinical Language Sciences (Speech & Language Therapy).
Áine Lawlor is a Speech and Language Therapy Manager for Primary Care HSE services in Dublin South City. She graduated with a BSc in Clinical Speech and Language Studies from Trinity College Dublin.
Clare Meskill is a Speech and Language Therapist who graduated with a BSc in Speech and Language Therapy from University College Cork (UCC). Clare is the founder of Teleatherapy, a MedTech company that provides remote voice therapy for individuals with Parkinson’s disease.
Siobhan McCullough is a Senior Speech and Language Therapist currently working in Child and Adolescent Mental Health services in North Dublin. Siobhan has sat on the Communications Taskforce for the European Speech and Language Association [ESLA] since 2020.