What does a Speech – Language Therapist do?
Speech and Language Therapists work with children and young people who have problems with understanding, expressing themselves and using communication to socialise appropriately. They also treat children and young people who have difficulty with eating, drinking and/or swallowing. The therapist will assess the difficulties the child has and the impact these will have on his/her life. If appropriate, the therapist will develop a treatment plan describing how the child can be helped to reach their full communication potential.