Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) work to prevent, assess,
diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, and cognitive-communication disorders in children and adults.
- Work with the full range of communication disorders in individuals of all ages.
- Evaluate and diagnose speech, language,and communication disorders.
- Treat speech, language, and communication disorders.
- Provide training and education to family/caregivers and other
- Work collaboratively with professionals from many other
- Provide aural rehabilitation for individuals who are deaf or
hard of hearing.
- Provide or consult about augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems
for individuals with severe expressive and/or language comprehension disorders,
such as autism spectrum disorder or progressive neurological disorders.