About Us

About Us

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...

  • Supporting the continuing professional development of SLTs through education and research
  • Establishing, promoting and maintaining professional standards
  • Coordinating, gathering and disseminating information and promoting exchange of professional information
  • Evaluating, accrediting and monitoring speech and language therapy training courses
  • Developing such policies as are necessary to support the aims
  • Providing such administrative and structural facilities as are necessary to promote the objectives of IASLT.

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:

  • Collaboration with our service users in awareness days
  • Position papers
  • Pre-budget submission
  • Responding to government consultations, such as the Criminal Justice Strategy, Sharing the Vision
  • Providing opportunities for our members to be part of a national community of speech and language therapists
  • Creating volunteer advocacy opportunities for all members to help promote the speech and language therapy profession and the right to access communication and safe swallowing for all.

Read the IASLT Strategic Plan 2020-2022 here 

Organisation Structure

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.

Our Organisation

Board Of Directors
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Standing Committees
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IASLT Sub Committees
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IASLT Standing Committees
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Special Interest & Other Groups
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Organisational Policies

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Standing Committees
AGM and Conference Committee
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Finance and Risk Committee
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Professional Standards Standing Committee
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Communications Standing Committee
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Nominations Committee
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Learn about the history of SLT in Ireland

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IASLT Strategic Plan 2020-2022

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