Speech and language therapy


Speech and Language Therapists (SLTs) are allied health professionals. They have been trained to assess, diagnose, treat and advise people who have difficulties with speech, language and communication difficulties, or with eating, drinking and swallowing disorders. Speech and Language Therapists work with children and adults and their families providing a whole life service.

Speech and Language Therapists work closely with parents and carers and with a range of other professionals such as health visitors, school nurses, hospital and community nurses, midwives, play-group leaders, doctors, social workers, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, nutritionists, teachers and teaching assistants and with parent groups in the third sector.

Speech and Language Therapy Services are partners with parents, the Local Authority, the Children & Young People’s Partnerships and the Voluntary Sector in seeking to provide the best possible support for all children, within the boundaries of Abertawe Bro-Morgannwg University Health Board, who have speech, language and communication needs.