Speech-Language Pathologist

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Speech-Language Pathologists are specialists in human communication, development and disorders who are trained to evaluate and treat developmental and acquired communication disorders from birth through adolescence.  

Communication disorders affect the way a person talks and understands. These disorders may range from simple sound errors to not being able to talk at all. 

Speech-Language Pathologists perform assessments and treat a variety of disorders that are caused by hearing loss, developmental delays, brain disorders, physical impairments, vocal abuse or misuse, mental retardation, head injury, or neuromuscular disorders. Many times the cause of language or speech delay/disorder is unknown. 

A student may qualify for speech and language services when a disability is identified that adversely affects the child's social or academic performance in the educational setting.


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Last Updated: July 28, 2016 04:45:01 PM