Speech Language Therapy assists with problems involving speech, language, and swallowing. Communication problems can be present at birth or develop after an injury or illness, such as a stroke.
Speech Language Pathologist (SLP)
A Speech Language Pathologist is a licensed healthcare specialist who evaluates and treats patients with speech, language, cognitive-communication and swallowing disorders in individuals of all ages, from infants to the elderly. Speech pathologists have a master’s degree or doctorate in their specialty, as well as a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) earned by working under supervision.