The Practice of Speech-Language Pathology in Saudi Arabia


  • Abdulrahman Alakeel SSSPA


Since the first undergraduate program in SLP was established in 1985 at King Saud University, the SLP profession has witnessed remarkable advancement. This is reflected in the increase in the number of programs that offer graduate and postgraduate education, the rise in the number of practicing SLPs and their clinical skills, and the quality of services provided to clients with communication and swallowing disorders. This article will give information about SLP practice in Saudi Arabia, licensing systems, and challenges facing clinicians and the SLP profession.

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Alakeel, A. (2022). The Practice of Speech-Language Pathology in Saudi Arabia. Arab Journal of Applied Linguistics, 7(1), 86–98. Retrieved from