Logopediens dag 6.mars 2019

Publisert: 20/02/19 oppdatert: 20/02/19

European Organisation of Speech and Language Therapists (CPLOL) celebrates European Day of Speech and Language Therapy on 6 March 2019

European organisation of Speech and Language Therapists (CPLOL)  will be celebrating European Day of Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) on 6 March 2019.  The aim of this annual event is to raise awareness of communication and swallowing disorders, and the role of speech and language therapists. The theme for 2019’s day is Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD).  On this day, speech and language therapists across Europe will join together to organise workshops, training sessions, media coverage and conferences to publicise ASD and the role of SLT.

Michèle Kaufmann-Meyer, President of CPLOL, said: “CPLOL is delighted to be supporting the SLT community in raising the profile of  work with clients with ASD. Hundreds of events will be taking place across Europe on this day to highlight this important work and the difference that SLTs can make to individuals living with this condition.“

Autism or Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a lifelong condition which can impact on all aspects of a child’s or adult’s life. It is known as a “spectrum” disorder, because there is wide variation in the type and severity of symptoms people experience. Although every person with ASD is different, children and adults with autism tend to find it difficult to perceive the world as other people do, have difficulties interacting socially and communicating, and find it hard to understand their own and other people’s feelings. People with ASD may have difficulty understanding, speaking, reading and writing.

Speech and language therapists are specialists in assessing and managing communication and swallowing difficulties. As part of a team of professionals, speech and language therapists can contribute to a diagnosis of ASD. They can help children and adults living with ASD to develop their communication and social skills, in order to help them to live the lives they want to lead.

CPLOL (Comité Permanent de Liaison des Orthophonistes / Logopèdes de l'Union Européenne or Standing Liaison Committee of Speech and Language Therapists / Logopedists in the European Union) is the European speech and language therapy umbrella organisation that unites 35 professional associations across 32 countries. CPLOL was created in 1988 to provide a forum to discuss collaboration between SLT associations at an international level.

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