Role of Salt

Describe the roles of the following

  * S.A.L.T
  * Physiotherapist
  * Educational Psychologist
  * Social Worker
  * Family support worker.
Investigate the interventions that come into your placement and how they promote positive outcome for children. Include how multi-agency teams work together to support SALT
Analyse the importance of early identification of SLC delays Include: How can observations help identify SLC delays?What should you do if you have concerns about a child's development of speech, language and communication skills? What would be the risks if these delays were not identified?
Refer to your placement - Explain in detail how you use play and activities to support children's speech, language and communication.
  * Give at least two examples


SALTs usually work as part of a multidisciplinary team, alongside other health professionals such as doctors, nurses, psychologists, physiotherapists and occupational therapists. They may also liaise with professionals in education and social services.
Tasks typically involve:
  * identifying children's developmental speech and communication difficulties/disorders;
  * assessing and treating swallowing and communication difficulties arising from a variety of causes, e.g. congenital problems (such as cleft palate) or acquired disorders after a stroke or injury;
  * devising, implementing and revising relevant treatment programmes;
  * advising carers on implementing treatment programmes and training other professionals in therapy delivery;
  * assessing communication environments;
  * monitoring and evaluating clients' progress;
  * working with clients on a one-to-one basis, and in groups, to deliver therapy


The role of the Physiotherapist is to assess and manage children and young people with movement disorders, disability or illness. The aim of the physiotherapist is to help the child/young person reach their full potential through...