The value of logopaedics

Publication number: 2012-69
Authors: C. Berden, L. Kok
Commissioned by: Nederlandse Vereniging voor Logopedie en Foniatrie
Publisher: SEO Economic Research
ISBN: 978-90-6733-661-1

The Dutch Association of Logopaedics and Phoniatrics asked SEO Economic Research to calculate the value of speech therapy for children with speech and language disorders.  

The calculation leads to the conclusion that speech therapy for children with a speech or language disorder results in yearly yields of € 38 million up to € 115 million for society. These benefits are caused by a reduction in the costs of special education and a higher future production.

Category: 2012, Lucy Kok, Healthcare & Social Security