Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) assess, diagnose, treat, and help to prevent communication and swallowing disorders in children and adults.
You can find SLPs in many different settings including schools, private clinics, hospitals, nursing homes and public health agencies. In addition to these more common settings, you will find SLP's at universities, state and federal government agencies, health departments and research laboratories. Some SLP's specialize in working with children and some with adults.
Speech-Language Pathologists in the school setting help children who experience difficulties outside of normal limits for their age in one or more of the following areas: