Speech and Language Therapy

Speech and language therapist/pathologist (SLP) deals with human communication and speech and language and is involved in the treatment of voice, speech, swallowing functions and language disorders in all age groups.
Speech and Language Therapy

Speech and language therapist/pathologist (SLP) deals with human communication and speech and language and is involved in the treatment of voice, speech, swallowing functions and language disorders in all age groups. A speech and language pathologist is a health professional responsible for the lifelong prevention, differential diagnosis, assessment, treatment and scientific investigation of disorders related to human communication.

What is Speech and Language Therapy?

Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) is a type of therapy that aims to assess, develop and rehabilitate individuals' communication skills. This therapy includes various intervention methods for problems with speech, language, voice, hearing and communication skills. Speech and language therapy is generally suitable for a wide age range of individuals, from children to adults.

Which Disorders Do Speech and Language Therapists Treat?

Duties, Powers and Responsibilities:

Responsible for the prevention, differential-diagnosis and intervention program preparation and implementation of all disorders related to human communication in children, adolescents, adults and the elderly

  • Articulation (due to cleft lip and palate, cerebral palsy, etc. or functional developmental disability, late development or of unknown cause) and other speech sound disorders
  • Evaluation and therapy of aphasia (loss of speech and language after stroke) and other neurologically based speech and language disorders (dysarthria, apraxia)
  • Therapy of swallowing disorders
  • Voice disorders
  • Specific language impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities (dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia) and disorders affecting logical processing/reasoning
  • Early speech and language education and therapy for children with special needs and developmental disabilities (such as autism)
  • Speech and language therapy for children with hearing loss and individuals with acquired hearing loss
  • Swallowing and speech therapy after laryngectomy, tracheostomy
  • Communication therapy for individuals with aging-related cerebral disorders (ALS, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, Dementia, etc.)