How to find a speech therapist?
There are many qualified and wonderful speech therapists in Singapore. What you are looking for is someone that is best for your child and his/her needs. Someone you can share your concerns and also learn from.
To start, there are several websites where you can search for a registered speech therapist in Singapore.
Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) website
o Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) is a professional board under the Ministry of Health
which governs and regulates the professional conduct and ethics of registered allied health
professionals, in accordance to the Allied Health Professions (AHP) Act 2011.
o All therapists practising in Singapore have to be registered with Allied Health Professional
o You can search for therapists by profession and region (e.g. speech therapist, occupational
therapist, etc.) at the link below:
Speech and Language Therapy Singapore (SALTS)
o Professional association for speech and language therapists in Singapore
o Links to public speech and language therapy services can be found on this page
o You can search for specific therapists by language, areas of expertise, setting (e.g. clinic,
home, etc.) and other criteria at the link below:
How to choose a Speech and Language Therapist?
After finding a speech therapist through the above search engines, locate his/her profile on their
company/centre website. This will provide you with more information about the therapist’s
qualifications (e.g. trainings, certifications, etc.), their experience and areas of expertise. For
example, if your child has feeding difficulties, you would be looking for therapists with experience in
paediatric feeding and the relevant training for feeding difficulties. Whereas, if your child has a
diagnosis of childhood apraxia of speech (CAS), you would look for a therapist who specialise in
motor speech disorders or speech delays with the relevant trainings. Look out for feedback/reviews
from their previous clients, if there are any.
The cost differs for each company/centre, based on several factors (e.g. place of therapy, individual
or group, etc.). Find out the types of services provided by the company/centre (e.g. one-to-one at the
clinic, therapy in groups, home therapy, in school therapy etc.) and the respective costs.
In Singapore you can expect to pay anywhere from $130-$300 per intervention session. At Treetop
Therapy we have tried our best to keep our fees as affordable as possible, and try not add on
additional charges for reports/progress summaries etc.\
3. Trial session
Arrange for a trial session or an initial consultation with the Speech and Language Therapist if
possible. A trial session will provide an opportunity for you to get to know the therapist and share
your concerns. It will also provide an insight to the therapy style of the speech therapist (e.g. child-
led, holistic, structured, etc.) while you observe the interaction between your child and the therapist.
Remember it is okay to meet a few therapists and visit a few centres before making a decision. It is
also okay to change therapists at any point you feel a change is necessary.
Remember you know your child best!
You are your child’s most important advocate!