What does a Speech-Language Pathologist do?
Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) work to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders among individuals of all ages and conditions. Common diagnoses treated include aphasia, apraxia, oral/motor deficits, Parkinson’s Disease, and various cognitive/memory disorders.

Speech pathologists assist children with initial speech and language formation, speech comprehension, as well as supporting those struggling with speech issues related to a medical condition or accident.

Speech-language pathologists play an important role in working with this aging population. SLPs can assist in differentiating between normal aging and disordered communication or swallowing function.

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