Speech and Language Pathologist
What is a Speech and Language Pathologist?
A Speech and Language Pathologist (SLP) evaluates, diagnosis, and treats disorders involving communication and biological systems involved with communication. The field of Speech and Language Pathology includes categories such as Ear and Hearing, Articulation, Aphasiology, and Phonemic Awareness. Speech utilizes many biological systems, and any damage or disorder will disrupt these natural systems. There are many causes of speech and language disorders, so a Speech Language Pathologists has a comprehensive understanding of everything involving speech and language. Even the digestive tract affects your speech!
How Does the Process Work?
A speech pathologist will start with an initial assessment. They'll meet with you, or if this is for your child, they'll meet with you and your child. Sessions typically last 60-90 minutes. In the early stages of the process, you might be asked to fill out a questionnaire. This questionnaire gives us answers to questionnaires that we always have to ask, so we're saving you time and money.
The Role of a Speech and Language Pathologist in School
Sourced from Speech-Language & Audiology Canada