The Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists (IASLT) is the national, professional association representing Speech and Language Therapists in Ireland. We continuously strive for excellence, relevance and representativeness. IASLT aims to advance and promote the profession by: a. leading, supporting and protecting members and enable them to achieve the highest standards of professional care. b. influencing, impacting and instigating practice and policy developments which impact members and those that they service 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 provides information, resources and CPD opportunities to SLTs currently working or considering work in Ireland.
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 employs a small core team: About Us | Irish Association of Speech & Language Therapists (IASLT)
IASLT remains a Volunteer-led organisation, continuing to rely on the passion and dedication of our members who volunteer their time for the benefit of our profession and people that we service. Each Volunteer generously gives of their time and contributes to the development of standards of practice, influencing national strategy, enhancing the profile of the SLT community as we connect with multiple stakeholders to ensure SLT’s contribution to excellence in healthcare is recognised .
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.
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.
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.
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 working in LauraLynn Ireland’s Children’s Hospice in paediatric palliative care and paediatric disabilities. Siobhan previously worked in CAMHS services in North Dublin and disability services in Dublin, Waterford, Kilkenny, and Kildare.
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