Those suffering from communication problems will be grateful to have a speech therapist around.
You evaluate patients with speech, language, communication and even swallowing problems. Some of them may have difficulties eating or drinking, have voice problems, hearing impairment or suffer from communication disorders caused by stroke, brain injury or degenerative ailments.
You will facilitate the rehabilitation of these patients, helping them regain their independence and improving the quality of their lives. This ensures that they are not lost for words.
Dysphagia (swallowing difficulties) management
Fluency (stuttering) management
Speech rehabilitation (for example, cleft palate and craniofacial anomalies, or post-surgical intervention in head and neck cancers)
Rehabilitation of acquired communication difficulties
(for example, post-stroke or post-traumatic brain injury)
Bachelor’s degree in speech therapy/pathology
Master’s degree in speech/language pathology (entry level)
Note: Diagnostic radiographers, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, radiation therapists and speech therapists are required to have a licence to practise in Singapore. For registration matters, please refer to the
Allied Health Professions Council website.
Overseas institutions recognised by the Allied Health Professions Council
National University of Singapore (NUS) – master’s degree
Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) – bachelor's degree
Three to four years for bachelor's degree
Two years for master's degree (entry level)
Note: A bachelor’s degree in a related discipline is required for entry into the master’s programme at NUS.
Contact Speech and Language Therapy Singapore if you wish to find out more.
Note:The allied health practitioner may not be able to conduct the full range of services and activities listed above, as the scope of practice depends on the level of training, experience and competence attained. The onus is on the employer and the practitioner to ensure that all services and activities are conducted within the practitioner’s scope of competencies.
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