Wednesday, June 8, 2016

What Speech Language Pathologists do.

Do you know what  Speech therapists (SLPs) work on?
ASHA (American Speech Hearing Association) governing body states that SLPs work on 9 different areas.

Standards III-V must have evidence of competency in the following nine areas:
1. Articulation
2. Fluency- stuttering
3. Voice/Resonance
4. Language  (receptive and expressive, literacy and social language).
5. Hearing- aural rehab, auditory processing.
6. Swallowing  disorders
7. Cognitive aspects of communication
8. Social aspects of communication
9. Communication modalities

Of course not every SLP will be specially trained in every area.  You will have to ask them.
For example, I work on everything except Feeding and Swallowing disorders.