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.
Canada: Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (CASLPA)
United States of America: American Speech, Language and Hearing Association (ASHA)
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)
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
Egypt: Egyptian Society for Phoniatrics and Logopedics
South Africa: South African Speech-Language-Hearing Association (SASHLA)
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)
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.
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 [email protected]
Would love to help!
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?
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.
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.
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!
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.
Hello rabecca. I have got much help and guidance from the information you share. I am in the fourth year of my undergrad program in pakistan. Went across the list of slp association you shared you can add speech and hearing association of pakistan (shap) too.
I definitely will, this list can get outdated fast, thank you for letting me know 🙂
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I am due to complete my Masters in Speech and language therapy this summer and would love to go abroad for a few months and get an international perspective! I was wondering if there are countries you would recommend for a 6 month period. I am aware of long processing times/high costs in many countries which I am not sure would be worth the time/money for such a short period. Would you have any ideas/suggestions? I am totally open to countries – would be looking for English speaking positions.
I think the biggest barrier might be that you CAN’T work in some of these places straight away as you might need some work experience first. This was the case a few years ago, but any of the countries in the Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) clearly state their requirements, so I’d probably read up on this first before you get your heart set on anything. I have links on my site, or you can just search for it and read up. You might find that your options are narrowed. Hope you get that adventure 🙂
I have bachelors degree in SLP from India, which countries I can work with that?
I know US , canada and England requires masters.
I am open for assistant positions too if not independent SLP.
I wonder have we “met” online? Do you have anything to do with Latin I and Orthography? Back to topic…I am a little older and experienced with Birth to Three, Brain Injury, and currently working PRN with senior populations.
That darn travel bug has bitten again. I can’t believe I am looking at other countries. I plan on reading your site very carefully. LOL.
Yay to the travel bug biting! I have little ones at home and so I’m staying put until we can all travel together 🙂
Hello mam.. I would like ask your about practicing as SLP in Germany. As first I have plans of doing PhD in Germany but there are only slim opportunities for that and even to get a job as an SLP it’s very difficult. Am also starting to learn german language which is required for basic communication. If you have any thoughts about it please share it with me
I’m currently working on my Bachelor’s degree in COMD and am looking into different SLP associations from around the world–love this post, it’s so helpful! Just curious–have you come across any associations from European countries?
I’m looking for opportunities in the mediterranean …. do you have resources to consider in Spain and/or Italy?
Thanks for the wonderful site Rebecca.
Not sure if this thread went inactive but I am in a similar situation, seeking SLP assistant positions abroad if anyone has experience with this.
Fair winds to all,
I have a young man working with me at my pediatric clinic as a rehab tech. He will be graduating in December with a Bachelors, but his minor is speech therapy. This makes him eligible to become a speech assistant in our state (Florida). He now thinks he wants to go on to become a full therapist. He wants to travel abroad and do some volunteering in the field and hopefully get his observation hours completed. His personal areas of interest include Italy, Greece, Iceland, and Scandinavia. Anyone have any thoughts or recommendations?
Hello! I am applying to graduate schools this fall, and my goal is to complete my grad program and do my CF in Spain. Is that possible? Do I need to complete my CF in the USA (I want to do NICU SLP) and then move to Spain? Do you know how to approach this? I interested in R&D position in the European Union and to be a practicing SLP in Spain.
Hello, my name is Maria Camila Rojas , I’m SLP and I’m currently doing an advanced master in deglutology in Belgium. I would love to work here, but I’m scared because of the language. Do you may know a little bit about working in Belgium as a SPL?
Thank you for all your information in the website. It’s really helpfull
I’m an SLP from India. I’ve done my BASLP, MSLP and have two years of work experience. Do you have any idea as to what the requirements are to practice as an SLP in Switzerland.