speech and language therapist


Speech and language therapists focus on the aetiology, assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of communication and swallowing disorders in people of all ages in order to help them maintain, promote, improve, initiate, or recover the ability to communicate both verbally and nonverbally. They address the development of language, speech, vocal and hearing functions, and disorders and disabilities in the cranial, facial, and oral area.

Alternative label

  • speech pathologist

  • practitioner in speech and language therapy

  • speech therapy practitioner

  • paediatric speech therapist

  • logopaedist

  • speech-language pathologist

  • logopaedics therapist

  • paediatric speech and language therapist

  • psychomotor specialist

  • speech therapist

  • language therapist

  • specialist speech and language therapist

  • language therapy practitioner

Regulatory aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database: http://ec.europa.eu/growth/single-market/services/free-movement-professionals/qualifications-recognition_en


Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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