A few years ago, I made this flyer for CSD Awareness Month – What is a Speech Language Pathologist?. Yet, I think I still missed the mark. Let me break it down – Speech…Language…Pathologist…
- Speech – the coordination of the brain and necessary muscles used to produce speech
- Language – a system of codes, symbols, and sounds that convey meaning and is rule-governed
- Pathologist – a person who deals with the theory and causation of disorders
A Speech-Language Pathologist is qualified to evaluate and diagnose speech, language, cognitive-communication and swallowing disorders. We treat individuals of all ages, from infants to the elderly…and people wonder why a Master’s degree, Clinical Fellowship, and a series of tests are required.