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Who do SLP's serve?
SLP's serve children and adults who demonstrate communication problems in the following areas: ARTICULATION, MOTOR SPEECH, LANGUAGE, SWALLOWING, FLUENCY, VOICE, HEARING IMPAIRMENT, and DISORDERS RESULTING FROM STROKE or TBI (traumatic brain injury).
Where do SLP's work?
SLP's are employed in a wide variety of settings, including: Public/Private Schools, Preschools, Hospitals, Home Health, Rehabilitation Centers, Long-Term Care Facilities, and Private Practice.
Examples of what SLP's do:
-Helps people develop their communication abilities and treats speech, language, and voice disorders.
-Provides services including prevention, identification, evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of communication disorders.
-May conduct research to develop new and better ways to diagnose and remediate speech/language problems.
-Works with children who have language delays and speech problems.
-Provides treatment to people who stutter and to those with voice and articulation problems.
-Plans and conducts activities to improve a student's communication skills (speaking, listening, thinking, reading, and writing.
-Collaborates with parents, teachers, caregivers, and other professionals in understanding and meeting a student's communication and academic needs.
-Writes Individual Education Plans (IEP) for students with communication disorders as required by federal laws.
-Educates parents, teachers, and administrators about communication disorders.
-May aid people with foreign or regional accents who want to learn another speech style.
-Has received at least a master's degree from an accredited university.
-Is licensed to practice by each state.
-May be clinically certified by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.