Speech and language therapists (SLTs) are allied health professionals.
The SLTs work closely with parents, carers and other professionals, such as teachers, nurses, occupational therapists and doctors. There are about 70 practising SLTs and Assistants working in Gwent.
All the Speech and Language Therapists are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and are members of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT).
The SLTs also work to encourage health promotion and prevention of speech, language and communication difficulties with others. These include teachers, health visitors, nurses, GP's and voluntary organisations.
Training can be provided to help others support people with communication and swallowing difficulties.
There is a joint service with Local Authorities in Gwent for school children called ComIT (Communication intervention Team).
Web address: www.sltgwentabhb.wales.nhs.uk/home
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 01633 431633