- Created: Wednesday, 09 November 2011 21:58
- Updated on Thursday, 15 September 2016 16:53
Speech-Language Pathologists / Speech and Language Therapists (SLPs/SLTs) are uniquely qualified to assess, diagnose and treat human communication disorders. All SLPs/SLTs are guided by the Code of Ethics, Standards of Practice and other guidelines of their particular professional association, for example: ASHA, IASLT, NZSTA, RCSLT, SAC or Speech Pathology Australia.
It is a central tenet of speech-language pathology / speech and language therapy practice all over the world, that every client and family is managed individually, with individual differences being taken into account at all times, and at every level of clinical engagement. Individualised management by a qualified SLP/SLT, therefore, caters to the unique needs and capacities of each client in his or her own linguistic and communicative environment. It is in this spirit that this website has been developed and published.
The aim of this site is to provide useful, theoretically sound information about some aspects of human communication disorders, and as such, it is not intended as a substitute for personal care. Through the associated phonologicaltherapy group, it also aims to provide a forum where speech and language professionals, including students, can communicate with each other.
The information on this site is general, not client-specific, and within reason should not be interpreted as advice for a communication difficulty or learning disorder experienced by a particular person.