Speech and language pathology

Speech and language therapy is also known as "speech and language pathology." The title covers variety of services that help children and adults to communicate in an effective manner, such as helping someone swallow (food pass into the esophagus) and feeding. Services may include:

  • Assess whether a communication or swallowing disorder, and when is appropriate to make a diagnosis
  • If there is a communication or swallowing disorder, evaluate the cause and degree of disorder
  • Communicative basis and swallowing disorders
  • Consult with clients and their families on issues of communication and swallowing

For more information on speech and language pathology, visit http://www.asha.org/careers/professions/slp.htm or click on the following frequently asked questions:

1. What are the requirements to become a speech-language pathologist?

2. When should I seek help from a speech-language pathologist?

3. How I can find a speech-language pathologist?

4. What can I expect in speech-language therapy?

5. What kind of financial aid for speech-language therapy?

6. What speech-language therapy resources are available in the Bay Area?



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