What Do Speech Language Pathologists Do Anyway?
Many people think of speech language pathologists, or “ speech therapists,” as those individuals who work on helping a child say certain sounds like “r” or “s”. This is only a very small part of what we do!
Did you know speech language pathologists help:
•Babies learn to swallow, eat, and get ready to talk
•Determine if development is normal
•Determine if a child is ready to talk
•Toddlers, and kids of all ages, learn to talk or get ready to communicate
•Teach social skills/social language
•Increase the number of words a child uses
•Understand and follow directions
•Teach children how to put words together
•Teach alternate modes of communication; like using sign language or a tablet to communicate
•Get a child ready to read and write
•Individuals who have had a stroke or other neurological complications to learn to swallow, eat and talk again.