Speech and Language Therapists

Speech and Language Therapists (SLTs) help people of all ages overcome or adapt to a vast array of disorders of speech, language, communication, and swallowing. The work of a SLT is varied and may include helping young children to access education, reducing life-threatening swallowing problems in stroke patients, and supporting adults with communication difficulties that restrict their ability to work or carry out daily activities. 



Speech and Language Therapist: career case notes

Check out all the vitals for a career as a speech and language therapist

Graphic of a clipboard on background of medical illustrations that reads: Profession: Prosthetist/orthotist Essential Qualifications: Degree or degree apprenticeship in prosthetics and orthotics Frequently works in: Hospitals, health centres, schools Frequently works with: Prosthetic technicians, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, doctors nurses Average working hours: 37.5 hours and may include a mix of shifts, such as nights, early starts, evenings and weekends Key skills: Able to work well with their hands, patience, excellent verbal communication, sensitive,