Speech and Language Therapy is a clinical profession that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of communication impairments and swallowing disorders in children and adults.
Speech-language pathologists, sometimes called speech therapists, assess, diagnose, treat, and help to prevent disorders related to speech, language, cognitive-communication, voice, swallowing, and fluency.
|Speech-language pathologists work with:
- Individuals who cannot produce speech sounds or cannot produce them clearly;
- Individuals having speech rhythm and fluency problems, such as stuttering;
- Individuals with voice disorders, such as inappropriate pitch or harsh voice;
- Individuals with problems in understanding and producing language;
- Individuals who wish to improve their communication skills by modifying an accent;
- Individuals with cognitive – communication impairments, such as attention, memory, and problem-solving disorders.
- Individuals who have swallowing difficulties.