What is Speech and Language Therapy (SLT)?
Speech and Language Therapy is about the management of disorders of speech, language, communication and swallowing in children and adults.
Speech and language therapists (SLTs) are allied health professionals (AHPs). They work closely with parents, carers and other professionals, such as teachers, nurses, occupational therapists, dieticians, health visitors and doctors.
In NHS Forth Valley, SLT services are provided across 3 main care groups:
Speech & Language Therapists are registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC).
The professional body representing Speech & Language Therapists is the Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists (RCSLT).