About Us

About Us

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...

  • 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 2023-2025 here 

Organisation Structure

IASLT has a Board of Directors who do not get any remuneration for their work.

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.

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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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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Get involved in the IASLT community

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Learn about the history of SLT in Ireland

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IASLT Strategic Plan 2023-2025

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