What is speech and language therapy?

RCSLT undergraduate guide

Speech and language therapy provides life-changing treatment, support and care for children and adults who have difficulties with communication, or with eating, drinking and swallowing.

Speech and language therapists (SLTs) are allied health professionals. They work closely with parents, carers and other professionals, such as teachers, nurses, occupational therapists and doctors. There are around 14,000 practising SLTs in the UK working in a wide variety of settings.

Download the factsheet - What is speech and language therapy


Speech and Language Therapists at Bradford Care Trust have made a series of videos, talking about their work and showing what speech and language therapists do.
Watch videos about speech and language therapy

Find out how to become an SLT

Our careers guide contains information about what speech and language therapists do, how to become an SLT and recognised speech and language therapy courses in the UK.
Visit our Career in SLT web page  - find out about pay scales, becoming a support worker and obtaining work experience. 

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Our Giving Voice campaign provides a platform and resources to demonstrate SLTs’ unique value to national and local decision makers. Visit the Giving Voice website to see campaign messages, find out about our campaign supporters, and more information about how you can get involved.

Factsheets with case studies - showing how Speech and Language Therapy changes lives.

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