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Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-language pathologists help individuals to overcome and prevent communication problems in language, speech, voice, and fluency. These difficulties may be caused by accidents, genetic disorders such as cleft palate, or by delayed development.

While speech-language pathologists can help people of all ages, the pre-school years are the most critical for speech and language development. Referrals to a speech-language pathologist are made by family doctors, public health nurses, infant development specialists, preschool teachers or social workers. Self-referrals can also be made.

Speech-language pathologists:

  • diagnose communication disorders (comprehension and expression) and swallowing disorders
  • plan and implement treatment in language, speech, voice, and/or swallowing disorders
  • design and employ augmentative and alternative communication
  • facilitate accent reduction
  • consult regarding language stimulation, inclusion strategies and teaching adaptation for students with language impairments

What Speech-Language pathologists study...

University courses include acoustics, anatomy, assessment, counseling, hearing disorders, hearing aids, language development and disorders, linguistics, neurology and neurophysiology, nonvocal communication, parent training, psychology, phonetics, speech disorders, statistics, stuttering, voice and voice disorders, and a variety of specific areas (e.g., autism). The courses and clinical practica cover the development, disorders, and the training or retraining of human communication in all its aspects.

Where Speech-Language pathologists work...

Speech-language pathologists work in private practice, child development centres, preschools, schools, hospitals, rehabilitation centres, government agencies, health units, industry, colleges, universities, and research centres throughout the world. We are often part of teams which include physicians, psychologists, social workers, nurses, teachers, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and counselors.

Why would like been Speech-Language pathologists ...

Speech-Language pathologists professions provide essential services to individuals of all ages and backgrounds in developing the most vital of human skills: communication. Speech-Language pathologists careers are well-respected, offering many challenges and rewards. Speech-Language pathologists professions offer variety or specialization opportunities, challenges and relevance to daily living. Speech-Language pathologists can work just about anywhere in World, from rural communities to bustling urban centres.

Why Speech-Language pathologists are needed...

One out of ten in World lives with a communication disorder. Early diagnosis and treatment increases the chance for regaining or developing successful communication.Speech-Language pathologists help people make their lives richer, more productive and enjoyable through improved communication skills.Speech-Language pathologists CAN make a difference.

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