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Speech-Language Therapy

As a Speech-Language Therapist, you bring relief to a diverse group of individuals with conditions affecting their ability to speak, eat or drink. Clients include people with learning disabilities, deafness, and dementia. You might be providing help to a range of conditions, including cleft palate and voice disorders.

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct screening to assess a client's speech, langugage, cognitive-communication, feeding and swallowing skills prior to intervention.
  • Devise and monitor a specialised, therapy programme to enable each client to cope with their difficulties as much as possible.
  • Conduct training programmes for parents, caregivers, teachers and foreign domestic workers on communication, feeding/swallowing and oro-motor techniques.
  • Collaborate with caregivers and other social service professionals to ensure the clients benefit from speech therapy maximally.

Education Requirements

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Speech-Language Therapist (SLT) Bachelor in Science (Speech & Language Pathology)

 

• NUS’s Masters of science (Speech & Language Pathology)

*Note: Currently, there is no local Bachelor degree available in Singapore for SLT.

• Refer to Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) for list of recognised qualifications available local and overseas

 
• For the Masters programme, candidates with an honours degree, appropriate work experience and a relevant background in Anatomy, Linguistics, Physiology or Psychology is preferred.

• The Professional Council – Speech And Language Therapy Singapore(SALT)

 

Information as of February 2018. Job titles may vary across agencies.
 

Career Progression

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Possible Workplaces

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  • Community Health Centres
  • Early Intervention Centres
  • Special Education Schools
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing Homes
  • Preschools
  • Senior Day Activity Centres
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Centres

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Professional Conversion Programme

This programme equips you with the skills and knowledge to become a qualified social service professional in social work, physiotherapy, speech-language therapy, or as an Early Intervention teacher.

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Scholarship and Awards

Scholarships and awards are available through NCSS to outstanding individuals with strong leadership qualities, passion and a commitment to work in the social service sector.

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Tribe Experience for Students

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Training and Development

Whether you’re in social service, a new entrant or mid-careerist, training programmes are available to equip you with the skills and knowledge to pursue a career in the social service sector.

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Volunteering Opportunities

Gain exposure to social service, and start acquiring the skills to work effectively with people who have different needs and abilities.

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Here's how you can get started

Professional Conversion Programme

This programme equips you with the skills and knowledge to become a qualified social service professional in social work, physiotherapy, speech-language therapy, or as an Early Intervention teacher.

Learn More

Scholarship and Awards

Scholarships and awards are available through NCSS to outstanding individuals with strong leadership qualities, passion and a commitment to work in the social service sector.

Learn More

Tribe Experience for Students

Explore ways to experience how it is like working in social service alongside like-minded professionals

Learn More

Training and Development

Whether you’re in social service, a new entrant or mid-careerist, training programmes are available to equip you with the skills and knowledge to pursue a career in the social service sector.

Learn More

Volunteering Opportunities

Gain exposure to social service, and start acquiring the skills to work effectively with people who have different needs and abilities.

Learn More

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