The Professional Body Representing Speech-Language Therapists and Audiologists in Malaysia

About Us

Who Are We?

We are a group of allied health professionals made up of qualified speech-language therapists and audiologists in Malaysia.

What does a Speech-Language Therapist (SLT) do?

Speech-language therapists are professionals who are qualified to provide speech and language screenings, assessments and treatments to manage speech, language, communication and/or swallowing problems. For example, speech sound disorders, language delay, aphasia, stuttering, voice disorders, learning difficulties, social difficulties, hearing impairment, dysphagia, etc. We work with clients throughout their lifespan, from newborns to older persons.

What does an Audiologist do?

Audiologists are professionals who are qualified to provide hearing screenings and assessments to diagnose hearing and vestibular (balance) impairments across all ages. We also educate people on the prevention of hearing loss. Our habilitation / rehabilitation services include hearing aid prescription and care, auditory training, cochlear implants programming, etc.

Our Objectives

To advocate the rights and interests of people with communication, swallowing, and/or hearing disorders for quality of life.

To act in an advisory capacity promoting individual and collective professional interests of Speech-Language Therapists and Audiologists in Malaysia.

To work with decision-makers as the collective voice of speech-language therapists and audiologists at a national and local level in improving policy by offering insight into key issues affecting people with communication, swallowing and hearing needs.

To liaise with government departments and keep members updated on objectives and policies.

To establish and maintain the Code of Ethics for the practice of the Speech-Language Therapy and Audiology profession.

To foster the development of clinical services and procedures concerning communication, swallowing and hearing disorders.

To promote the advancement of knowledge, skills, standards, competence and quality of clinical practice, academic and research.

To collect, collate, and publish information of services and items of interests to members of the association.

To provide guidance, hold events, and build members’ capacity in individual and collective professional interests.

To advocate and uphold the rights, interests and needs of people with a communication, swallowing and/or hearing condition and their caregivers.

To create, review and publish timely, relevant and accurate information concerning communication, swallowing and hearing

To foster and strengthen engagement with relevant stakeholders, including but not limited to the public, government sectors, private sectors, professional bodies and international organisations.

To contribute and support the development of academic, clinical and research knowledge and skills of students in Speech-Language Therapy and Audiology.

To promote and support research and development works for the advancement of the Speech-Language Therapy and Audiology profession.