Speech & Language

Speech pathologists, officially called speech-language pathologists and sometimes called speech therapists or speech-language clinicians, work with people who have a variety of communication disorders. These disorders can include the inability to produce certain sounds, speech rhythm and fluency problems, and voice disorders. They also help people who want to modify accents or who have swallowing difficulties. Speech and language clinicians target language disorders which are impairments in comprehension and/or use of spoken, written and/or other symbol systems as well as social-emotional communication/pragmatic deficits resulting in social deficits.  Speech-language pathologists' work involves assessment, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of speech-related disorders.  In addition to engaging in activities to reduce or prevent communication disabilities, speech-language pathologists also counsel and educate families and professionals about these disorders and their management.  Speech-language pathologists can work with students as part of a student's primary disability or they can work with students as a related service.

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