Organisation
Organisation Name

Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists

Website

http://www.rcslt.org

Organisation Summary

The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) is the professional body for speech and language therapists (SLT), SLT students and support workers working in the UK. We have over 17,000 members. We promote excellence in practice and influence health, education, employment, social care and justice policies.

Organisation Type

Charity

What sectors does your organisation work in?

Disabilities

Why is your organisation committed to the NDAA and the Dementia Statements?

Speech and language therapists support people with dementia and those caring for them by assessing and supporting their communication and eating, drinking and swallowing needs.

Speech and language therapists also provide training and advice to other professionals and family members to recognise and manage these needs and provide strategies to ensure that communication and swallowing are preserved for as long as possible