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WHAT IS SPEECH AND LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY?Speech-Language Pathology is a health profession aimed at helping individuals develop effective communication skills. Professionals in this field are educated and trained to evaluate and treat children and adults with speech, language, social skills and swallowing problems.
WHAT DOES A SPEECH AND LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST DO?A speech-language pathologist (SLP), sometimes referred to as a speech therapist, is a professional healthcare provider who has at least a Master level degree in Speech-Language Pathology. SLP’s have a lot of training and experience in diagnosing and treating speech sound disorders, developmental language disorders, stuttering, voice disorders, feeding and swallowing disorders, and cognitive-linguistic disorders.
WHEN SHOULD I START SPEECH THERAPY WITH MY CHILD?Research indicates that early intervention is key; the sooner we can intervene the better! The younger your child is the better! This allows the therapeutic process to make positive changes with your child’s speech, language, and overall development. Often times, parents suspect a potential problem or have concerns about their child’s development but may be told by other professionals to “wait and see.”
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