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speech and language therapist





Speech and language therapists focus on the aetiology, assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of communication and swallowing disorders in people of all ages in order to help them maintain, promote, improve, initiate, or recover the ability to communicate both verbally and nonverbally. They address the development of language, speech, vocal and hearing functions, and disorders and disabilities in the cranial, facial, and oral area.

Alternative Labels

speech pathologist

practitioner in speech and language therapy

speech therapy practitioner

paediatric speech therapist


speech-language pathologist

logopaedics therapist

paediatric speech and language therapist

psychomotor specialist

speech therapist

language therapist

specialist speech and language therapist

speech and language therapist

language therapy practitioner

Regulatory Aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database:

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