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:
Find out more about the multidisciplinary team working with Learning Disabilities.
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).
Interested In Careers With Speech and Language Therapy?
As Speech and Language Therapists we are qualified health professionals. We assess, treat and support people of all ages. We also work closely with other health and education practitioners such as Physiotherapists, Occupational therapists, medical staff and teachers.. Find out more and watch a short video about SLT Careers in NHS Scotland.