What is a Speech-Language Pathologist?

Speech-Language Pathologist Job Description

Speech-language pathologists are responsible for preventing, assessing, diagnosing and treating speech, language, voice, fluency and swallowing disorders among children and adults.



Typical Job Duties

• Participate in research studies and public education activities

• Consult with educators and caregivers regarding speech and language stimulation and communication strategies

• Teach communication strategies to children and adults experiencing communication disorders

• Educate and supervise students and support personnel

• Design and implement augmentative and alternative communication strategies and devices

• Work with professionals from other disciplines in order to assess the conditions and needs of clients

• Develop treatment plans for clients


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