What is a Speech and Language Therapist?

A Speech and Language Therapist is a health care professional who specialises in communication and swallowing difficulties. The main part of their work involves assessing people and planning therapy. They work with people of all ages across different settings such as nurseries, schools, day centres, care homes, clinics and hospitals.

These can include difficulties with fluency (stuttering), making sounds and words, making sentences, understanding what others say, and using language socially.


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