2223- SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPISTS
SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPISTS
Language therapist,Speech and language therapist,Speech therapist
Speech and language therapists are responsible for the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of speech, language, fluency and voice disorders caused by disability, injury or illness.
Entrants require a recognised graduate or postgraduate degree that encompasses both theory and clinical practice. Successful completion of these courses leads to eligibility for a certificate to practice and membership of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists. Full membership is granted after completion of a year of supervised, post-qualifying experience.
Refer The S/NVQ framework for more details
The simplified NS-SEC analytic class for this code is 1.2
The simplified NS-SEC operational category for this code is 3.2
Refer The National Statistics Socio-economic Classification for more details
- assesses, tests and diagnoses a client?s condition;
- designs and initiates appropriate rehabilitation and/or remedial programmes of treatment;
- treats speech and language disorders by coaching and counselling clients or through the use of artificial communication devices;
- attends case conferences and liaises with other specialists such as doctors, teachers, social workers and psychologists;
- counsels relatives to help cope with the problems created by a patient?s disability;
- writes reports and maintains client caseloads.