An independent organization of the speech-language therapists and audiologists who work on the islands of Trinidad and Tobago, SLAATT was formed in 2009 to raise awareness and provide advocacy, promoting the professions of speech-language therapy and audiology.
Educate the general public about Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology – the profession, as well as the services that can be provided by a Speech-Language Pathologist and Audiologist.
Support and guide families of individuals with any type of speech-language disorder.
Provide services for individuals with speech-language disorders or hearing disorders.
Work with the Ministries of Education and Health to raise awareness about speech-language and hearing disorders, as well as special education in general.
Work to implement speech-language and hearing screenings in schools and early identification and to provide services for individuals once identified.
To train families and professionals in how to identify a possible speech/language/communication/hearing disorder, as well as enhance language and communication skills for individuals affected.
To solicit funds from individuals and organizations in furtherance of any of our aims and objectives.
To establish a Bursary Fund to provide services to financially needy clients.
What is a Speech-Language Pathologist?
A speech-language pathologist evaluates and provides therapy for deficits in speech, language and communication skills. They may also work with people who have feeding, swallowing, voice and fluency disorders.
What is an Audiologist?
An audiologist specializes in evaluating and treating people with hearing loss. They conduct a wide variety of assessments to determine the exact nature and extent of an individual's hearing skills and present a variety of options for treatment.