SLP Associations From Around the World

Here is a list of the professional speech pathology associations from around the world with websites in English. Just click on the light blue link to visit the official site. If you plan to work or volunteer in these countries then it is worth looking through their websites and perhaps contacting the associations directly.

NORTH AMERICA

Canada: Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (CASLPA)

United States of America: American Speech, Language and Hearing Association (ASHA)

SOUTH AMERICA

Argentina: Asociacion Argentina de logopedia Foniatria y Audiologia (ASALFA)

Brazil: Sociedade Brasileira de Fonoaudiologia

Trinidad & Tobago: Speech-Language and Audiology Association of Trinidad and Tobago (SLAATT)

ASIA-PACIFIC-MIDDLE EAST

Australia: Speech Pathology Australia (SPA)

China: Chinese International Speech-Language and Hearing Association (CISHA)

Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Association of Speech Therapists (HKAST)

Japan: Japan Society of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (JSLP)

Korea: The Korean Academy of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Malaysia: Malaysian Association of Speech-Language and Hearing (MASH)

New Zealand: New Zealand Speech-Language Therapists Association (NZSTA)

Saudi Arabia: Saudi Society of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Singapore: Speech-Language & Hearing Association Singapore (SHAS)

Taiwan: The Speech-Language-Hearing Association of the Republic of China

EUROPE

Cyprus: Association of Registered Speech Language Pathologists of Cyprus

Denmark: Audiologopaedisk Forening – Denmark (ALF)

Estonia: Organization of Estonia Speech and Language Therapists

Greece: Association of Scientists of Speech Pathology – Speech Therapy of Greece

Ireland: Irish Association of Speech & Language Therapists (IASLT)

Italy: Societa Italiana di Foniatria e Logopedia (SIFEL)

Lithuania: Lithuanian Logopedic Association

Malta: Malta Association of Speech and Language Pathologists

Sweden: Swedish Association of Phoniatrics and Logopedics (SFFL)

United Kingdom: Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT)

AFRICA

Egypt: Egyptian Society for Phoniatrics and Logopedics

South Africa: South African Speech-Language-Hearing Association (SASHLA)


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8 thoughts on “SLP Associations From Around the World

  1. Hi Rebecca, just came across your site. Its lovely! I am a practicing SLP graduated with my masters in 2010 from the U.S. Got my ASHA certification and now i am practicing in India. I am moving to England next year and will be practicing there. Your site inspires me to practice in new places without being intimidated! Thanks 🙂

    P.S: We have the Indian speech language and hearing association (ISHA)

    1. What a great adventure it sounds like you have already begun! Working in India has been high on my list after traveling through there for 4 months. Please let me know if you have any resources or information from any of those countries that you think might be useful for other readers.
      Safe travels.

  2. Thank you for your reply Rebecca. I would love to share information with you about working in India. I currently work at a non-profit organization called Ummeed (means Hope) Child Development Center located in the heart of the city of Mumbai and we have a speech therapy wait list of almost 2 months. There is demand for speech therapy and dearth of speech therapists in the country. Your services will be very much appreciated if you decide to come to India and work for a bit! I also consult with a pediatric neurologist part time. Because India has so many languages, sometimes it is difficult to provide therapy services but educating the parents and giving them strategies works great as well!

    If there are any particular things you would like to know about working in India, please feel free to email me on alafiya2@gmail.com

    Would love to help!

  3. Hello,

    My name’s Mia and I’m a student just beginning her career in SLP — the language barrier as related to traveling/working abroad has definitely been a concern of mine. From your perspective, it sounds like there are many more opportunities than I had first believed.. Which makes me very excited!

    How does this all work? By that I mean, when traveling abroad — such as India — are you doing your work in English, or in other languages?

    Thanks,
    Mia 🙂

    1. Hi Mia,
      Some places speak English and some don’t, or maybe one person does. This can be frustrating and decrease your efficiency as you might always have to speak through an interpreter and you are not sure if your message is getting across. A lot of the teaching is through ‘look and learn’ and modeling, but that is also great as everyone has different learning styles. As an SLP you also pick up some local language very easily and will learn simple phrases related to practice.

      1. Should you decide to work in hospital, most country’s have American Hospitals where English is spoken. Also, you’d be surprised how many countries have adapted English as a secondary language. When necessary, it’s best to never go thru an interpreter in any sit.

        Best,
        Amy Reinstein
        http://www.amyspeechlanguagetherapy.com

  4. Hi there- I have a question about dual licensures. I am in the process of moving to NZ from the US. I am a member of ASHA and also just joined the NZSTA. Pricey! Do you maintain licenses with multiple countries? What do you recommend? I doubt that I’ll be coming back to the States.
    Thanks in advance!

    1. I am maintaining my licenses. If I go back to the US I’ll have to sit my praxis exam and go through all that paperwork if I let it lapse, which to me isn’t worth the hassle. It’s a personal choice though.

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