WHAT IS A SPEECH PATHOLOGIST?
Speech pathologists (sometimes informally referred to as speech therapists) are professionals who are educated to assess speech and language development and to treat language and speech disorders. These disorders include articulation impairments,(sound errors) , phonological disorders (sounds in words awareness) , vocabulary development, word usage delays, impaired social communication, and language processing. We also treat abnormal vocal qualities, stuttering behaviors, swallowing, and oral-motor disorders. We provide intervention strategies for teachers and parents for home and classroom practice and we work with groups of children to promote self -correction of mild speech and language problems that do not require therapy.