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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

language therapist

language therapy practitioner

logopaedics therapist


paediatric speech and language therapist

paediatric speech therapist

practitioner in speech and language therapy

psychomotor specialist

specialist speech and language therapist

speech-language pathologist

speech and language therapist

speech pathologist

speech therapist

speech 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:

Skills & Competences