Speech & Language Therapists are one of the groups listed in the act as prescribed classes of professionals to undertake assessments of capacity of persons seeking to make, vary or revoke a Co Decision-Making Agreement (CDMA) and/or an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) applications under the 2015 Act
IASLT were represented at a recent Oireachtas Joint Committee on Autism meeting (28th February 2023). This submission was made in advance of this meeting.
A modern healthcare system must do more than just stop people dying. It needs to equip them to live their lives, fulfill their maximum potential and optimise their contribution to family life, their community and society as a whole.
IASLT sought feedback from our members and the wider SLT community during this consultation process. Overall, while feedback is generally very positive among the speech and language therapy community in Ireland, regarding this document and the overall AP Framework.
Welcome to Issue 10 of the National Health and Social Care Professions (HSCP) Office Newsletter. The National HSCP Office, established in 2017, is part of the HSE’s Chief Clinical Officer Division.
Letter on behalf of Health and Social Care Professional Alliance to Mr Watt regarding Chief Health and Social Care Officer.
The IASLT Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics outlines responsibilities and standards of ethics, conduct and performance expected of a practicing Speech and Language Therapist to whom The Code applies.
Technological advances are being harnessed to develop novel and exciting approaches to the assessment, rehabilitation, management, and selfmanagement of aphasia. Technology provides platforms for peer-support and advocacy with, and for, people living with aphasia.
IASLT recently wrote to Prof Mac Lachlan in response to comments made at the Committee on Disability Matters, in the Oireachtas. Please see a copy of the letter attached.
The communication disability Aphasia has garnered much media attention recently. In recent coverage, it has been inaccurately described as a cognitive disorder.
With thanks to IASLT Member Karen Henderson MIASLT who was involved in the development of this reference guide.
Many thanks to everyone who virtually attended our 'Decision Support Service: What, When and Why' event recently. Since the event concluded, we have been inundated with requests from people who were unable to make it. The recordings of interviews and videos are now available.
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Ballyboden GAA senior hurler Karl Reddy (23) is raising awareness of Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) for international #DLDday on Friday 14th October 2022!
February status update on the preparations for the commencement of the Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act 2015. Please share this amongst your teams and representative groups. If there is further information you would like to have included for the next update in March please advise.
Consultation on the codes of practice and panel recruitment deadlines
There has been significant media focus nationally and internationally on aphasia given the recent statement detailing actor Bruce Willis diagnosis of aphasia. This focus has shone a welcome public light and gives us an opportunity to promote awareness and understanding of Aphasia.
Expression of Interest!
The Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act 2015 is due to commence in June 2022
See recording link for Safeguarding and restrictive practice within Intellectual Disability services. Recorded on 1st February 2022 from the National Quality Improvement Office, Community Operations - Disability Services.
The HSCP has two new telehealth resources developed by the National HSCP Office.
Launch of new policy for people with aphasia in Ireland, led by IASLT Member Dr. Molly Manning.
This event is now over- however the new national documents for disability services are available to members.