Speech Pathologist

Speech Pathologists provide diagnostic assessment and management of disorders of communication and swallowing through direct intervention, education, consultancy, advocacy, or a combination of these approaches.
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    Overview

    Speech Pathologists provide diagnostic assessment and management of disorders of communication and swallowing through direct intervention, education, consultancy, advocacy, or a combination of these approaches.

    Day-to-day

    • administers tests and observes patients to determine nature and extent of disorders
    • plans and conducts programs of remedial exercises to correct disorders such as stuttering and abnormal articulation
    • administers individual and group therapy for rehabilitation of patients with communication problems caused by defective hearing, cerebral palsy, surgery and injury
    • advises on treatment for children with difficulties in learning to speak
    • counsels and guides language-handicapped individuals, their families, teachers and employers.

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