Adult female speech pathologist guiding young girl in speech therapy for a therapy exercise

Speech Pathologist

Speech Pathologists provide diagnostic assessment and management of disorders of communication and swallowing through direct intervention, education, consultancy, advocacy, or a combination of these approaches.

Overview

Speech Pathologists provide diagnostic assessment and management of disorders of communication and swallowing through direct intervention, education, consultancy, advocacy, or a combination of these approaches.

Day-to-day

  • administers tests and observes patients to determine nature and extent of disorders
  • plans and conducts programs of remedial exercises to correct disorders such as stuttering and abnormal articulation
  • administers individual and group therapy for rehabilitation of patients with communication problems caused by defective hearing, cerebral palsy, surgery and injury
  • advises on treatment for children with difficulties in learning to speak
  • counsels and guides language-handicapped individuals, their families, teachers and employers.

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