Speech and language therapists diagnose, advise about and treat speech and language problems, to help people to communicate effectively.
Therapists work in health centres, hospitals, clinics, schools, independent practices and patients' homes with adults and children whose symptoms are the results of illness, accident, disability, acquired disorders or congenital/emotional problems.
liaising with doctors, physiotherapists, teachers and family members and carers
and performing controlled therapy sessions with individuals, groups and/or families.
planning and providing appropriate treatment
giving advice and support to patients, family members and teachers