Speech-Language Pathology & AudiologyLink to Video Transcript
A speech-language pathologist is a licensed health care professional who diagnoses, evaluates, and treats disorders of speech, voice, swallowing, and/or language.
Speech-language pathologists treat communication problems in infants, children, adolescents and adults. You might consult a speech-language pathologist to help....
- someone with a speech impairment, such as stuttering, slurred speech, or voice problems;
- someone whose speech or language has been affected by a stroke or head injury;
- someone whose speech has been affected by surgery;
- someone with a swallowing disorder.
You might use the services of a speech-language pathologist for a child if. . . .
- you have difficulty understanding what the child is trying to say;
- you think the child is speaking differently from children of the same age;
- the child has difficulty telling you what he or she wants; or
- the child has difficulty understanding what people are saying.