Speech and Language Therapy Provision for People with Dementia: IASLT Position Statement 2016


This position statement has been developed by the IASLT (Irish Association of Speech & Language Therapists) Working Group in Dementia, which is made up of Speech & Language Therapists (SLTs) who are working specifically in the field. This policy document highlights the key role that SLTs have and their scope of practice in managing people with dementia within multidisciplinary teams. It makes key recommendations for change and emphasises that speech and language therapy services should be available in an equitable manner to people of all ages living with dementia and to their families.