Speech-language pathologists (sometimes called speech therapists) assess, diagnose, treat, and help to prevent speech, language, cognitive (thinking), communication, voice, swallowing, fluency, and other related disorders. They work with people
Most speech-language pathologists provide direct clinical services (care) to people with communication or swallowing disorders. In speech and language clinics, they may independently develop and carry out treatment programs.
In speech and language clinics, they may independently develop and carry out treatment programs. They may work with physicians, social workers, psychologists, and other therapists. Speech-language pathologists in schools develop individual or group programs, counsel parents, and may assist teachers with classroom activities.
Go to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook for current information about a career as a speech-language pathologist.
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