What is a Speech Language Pathologist?
Speech-Language Pathologists, also known as Speech Therapists or Speech Pathologists, are health service providers who evaluate and diagnose disorders associated with speech, language, cognition, communication, and swallowing in individuals from infants to geriatrics. They work with a wide variety of people, including: those who cannot articulate speech sounds or produce them clearly, have difficulties understanding and using language, problems with fluency or rhythm of speech such as stuttering, difficulty with feeding or swallowing, vocal quality problems such as hoarseness, inappropriate pitch, and resonance issues like cleft palate, individuals who wish to achieve better communication skills through accent reduction, and cognitive communication impairments dealing with problem solving, memory, and attention.
To be employed as a speech-language pathologist, a graduate degree is required. Some states allow, in some settings, those holding a Bachelor's degree to work as a speech-language pathology assistant.
In what settings do Speech Language Pathologists work?
Speech-Language Pathologists have an infinite amount of settings they can pursue during their career. Settings they could possibly work in include but are not limited to public or private schools, hospitals, private practice, short and long term health care facilities, adult day care centers, college and universities, home health agencies, state and local health departments, community clinics, rehabilitation centers, centers for persons with developmental disabilities, and research laboratories.
- Research Methodology in Communication Sciences and Disorders
- Early Intervention in Speech-Language Pathology
- Motor Speech Disorders
- Seminar in Language Disorders of Childhood
- Voice Disorders
- Speech Science
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