Who Is A Speech/Language Pathologist?

                                                 
A Spe
ech/Language Pathologist is a professional, with a masters degree in Speech/Language Pathology or beyond,  who evaluates, diagnoses, and provides treatment for children and adults with Speech/Language Disorders and/or Delays. 

Areas of Speech/Language that are addressed include:

  • Articulation:  How speech sounds are produced.
  • Phonology: How sounds are organized into classes and the rules/patterns that govern production.
  • Receptive Language: How we comprehend language and language concepts in a variety of areas: semantics (vocabulary), syntax (grammar), pragmatics (social skills), and morphology (word order).  Listening and Auditory Processing (how language is processed auditorally) is also included in Receptive Language (example:  following multi-step directions).
  • Expressive Language:  How we use language to express ideas, feelings, and needs in a variety of areas: semantics (vocabulary), syntax (grammar), pragmatics (social skills), and morphology (word order).
  • Fluency: How fluently, or smoothly, we speak.
  • Voice: How we use our voice and maintain a healthy vocal hygiene program. (click link)
 

For additional information, visit the American Speech/Language/Hearing Association (ASHA)
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