Speech and Language Therapy as a career
How do I become a Speech and Language Therapist?
All speech and language therapists must complete a recognised three- or four-year Bachelors degree course or a two-year post-graduate Masters degree in Speech and Language Therapy, and register with the Health Professions Council. Please refer to The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists www.rcslt.org for educational establishments where this course is offered.
Observation Opportunities at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital
***Speech and Language Therapy Taster Day on Friday 5th July 2013 at Benjamin Gooch Lecture Theatre, Level 1 East, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital from 13.30-16.30***
If you are considering a career in Speech and Language Therapy and want to know more about what we do in an acute hospital setting, then please fill in an application form to attend this taster afternoon. This form can be found under "Useful Documents" on the left margin of this page. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Unfortunately at present we are unable to offer prospective students the opportunity of spending one-to-one time with a therapist. This is due to time pressures on our service and also a number of health and safety issues.
There are however a number of other ways of finding out more about Speech and Language Therapy as a career or spending time with clients who may have communication/swallowing difficulties. Some suggestions that we have include:
Contacting the paediatric SLT service based at 40 Upton Road (tel 01603 508946) as they run sessions for people considering Speech and Language Therapy as a career.
Volunteering at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital see website for details www.nnuh.nhs.uk
Contacting the Stroke association, to enquire whether or not they require volunteers to help with various groups they run.
Look at the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists website www.rcslt.org as they have further information about a career in Speech and Language Therapy.