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What is Speech Therapy?

Speech therapy is an intervention service that focuses on improving a child’s speech skills, and understanding and/or expressing language skills including nonverbal language. Speech-language pathologists (SLPs), are the professionals who provide these services.

Speech therapy includes five main components. These areas include morphology/words (the structure of words and the construction of word forms), phonology/sounds (the sound system of a language), semantics/vocabulary (the system that governs word meanings), syntax/grammar (the order and combination of words to form sentences), and pragmatics/social skills (using language functionally and socially). Additionally, speech therapy also includes the assessment and treatment of feeding/swallowing disorders.

What do Speech-Language Pathologists do?

A speech-language pathologist (SLP) is a highly-trained professional who specializes in the evaluation and treatment of children and adults who have difficulty with speech, language or feeding difficulties. Although people often think of speech and language as the same thing, the terms actually mean different things.

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How do we become exceptional Speech-Language Pathologists?

Speech-language pathologists, as defined by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), are professionals who hold the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP), which requires observational hours, direct patient-contact hours, a master’s project or thesis project, and requires a master’s, doctoral, or other recognized post-baccalaureate degree in Speech-Language Pathology.

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Who can Speech-Language Pathologists work with?

Some children that may benefit from speech therapy may or may not have diagnoses that would include, but are not limited to:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder/Asperger’s
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Down Syndrome
  • Genetic Disorders Hearing Loss
  • “Late Talkers”
  • Spina Bifida

  • Articulation Disorders
  • Language Delay or Disorders
  • Dysphagia
  • Voice Disorders
  • Stuttering

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder/Asperger’s
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Down Syndrome
  • Genetic Disorders Hearing Loss
  • “Late Talkers”
  • Spina Bifida
  • Articulation Disorders
  • Language Delay or Disorders
  • Dysphagia
  • Voice Disorders
  • Stuttering

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