Speech-Language Pathology

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What is Speech Language Pathology?

“Speech-Language Pathologists provide a wide range of services, mainly on an individual basis, but also as support for individuals, families, support groups, and providing information for the general public. Speech services begin with initial screening for communication and swallowing disorders and continue with assessment and diagnosis, consultation for the provision of advice regarding management, intervention and treatment, and provision counseling and other follow up services for these disorders.

  1. cognitive aspects of communication (e.g., attention, memory, problem solving, executive functions).
  2. speech (phonation, articulation, fluency, resonance, and voice including aeromechanical components of respiration);
  3. language (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatic/social aspects of communication) including comprehension and expression in oral, written, graphic, and manual modalities; language processing; preliteracy and language-based literacy skills, phonological awareness.
  4. swallowing or other upper aerodigestive functions such as infant feeding and aeromechanical events (evaluation of esophageal function is for the purpose of referral to medical professionals);
  5. voice (hoarseness (dysphonia), poor vocal volume (hypophonia), abnormal (e.g. rough, breathy, strained) vocal quality). Research demonstrates voice therapy to be especially helpful with certain patient populations; individuals with Parkinson’s Disease often develop voice issues as a result of their disease.
  6. sensory awareness related to communication, swallowing, or other upper aerodigestive functions.” (quote excerpt from Wikipedia)

Information:

Stuttering in Children: http://www.asha.org/public/speech/disorders/stuttering/

Article: How can you tell if childhood stuttering is the ‘real deal’/Craig Coleman: http://blog.asha.org/2013/09/26/how-can-you-tell-if-childhood-stuttering-is-the-real-deal/

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