OCCUPATIONAL AND SPEECH THERAPISTS


About Us

The Occupational Therapy and Speech-Language Therapy Board of Trinidad and Tobago operates under the regulation of Act 85 of 1985, which establishes the Council of the Professions Related to Medicine and is generally responsible for regulating both professions in Trinidad and Tobago.



The joint Board comprises of five (5) Occupational Therapists and five (5) Speech-Language Therapists who have been elected by their peers in order to serve for a three (3) year term, as decided upon by the Council. All Board members work and live in Trinidad and Tobago.



The duties of the Board include, but are not limited to, review and approval of initial applications for registration for ALL Occupational Therapists and Speech-Language Therapists who choose to work on the islands of Trinidad and Tobago, review and approval of annual renewal of registration applications for ALL members of both professions, facilitation of bi-annual audit, which ensures that members of both professions abide by continuing education requirements, and handling of complaints made against professionals of either discipline.



The Board maintains a register of all Occupational Therapists and Speech-Language Therapists who are approved to work in Trinidad and Tobago and hosts these professionals in an Annual General Meeting which aims to build and maintain cohesiveness within the professions.