Updated: Nov 25, 2020
It’s easy to get confused by official titles that aren't clear! This month, we’re explaining some common industry terms to help you better understand the professionals involved in managing speech and language disorders.
What is a Speech Language Pathologist?
SLPs: Speech Language Pathologist
Professionals with academic and clinical training in assessment and treatment of communication and swallowing disorders
Completion of a Bachelor's degree followed by two-year Masters degree in Health Science, Speech Language Pathology focus with multiple clinical placements
Course types: anatomy, audiology, linguistics, human development
Must be licensed in area of practice
Work settings: private practice, hospitals, clinics, rehab centres, nursing homes, schools, research, and more.
Roles in therapy
Clinical assessment and treatment of speech, language, literacy, voice, stuttering, and swallowing difficulties
Support for client and their families
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