speech-language pathologist

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speech-language pathologist

a professional trained to identify, assess, and rehabilitate persons with speech or language disorders such as articulation problems, language problems (e.g., aphasia, delayed language development), voice problems, or stuttering problems.

speech-language pathologist

a practitioner concerned with the diagnosis and rehabilitation of persons with voice, speech, and language disorders.

speech-language pathologist (SLP)

a health professional with graduate education in human communication, its development, and its disorders. An SLP specializes in the measurement and evaluation of language abilities, auditory processes, speech production, and swallowing problems; clinical treatment of speech and language disorders; and research methods in the study of communication problems. Also called speech-language therapist.

speech-lan·guage pa·thol·o·gist

, speech pathologist (spēch-lang'gwăj pă-thol'ŏ-jist)
A practitioner concerned with the diagnosis and rehabilitation of patients with voice, speech, and language disorders.
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After graduating, students must complete a clinical fellowship year and pass the national Praxis exam before becoming a practicing speech-language pathologist.
Montgomery has more than two decades of experience as a speech-language pathologist, school principal and director of special-education in California public schools.
Flasher, a clinical psychologist and trainer, and Fogle, a speech-language pathologist, help students and beginning and experienced speech-language pathologists and audiologists learn counseling skills to help clients cope with the challenges of communication disorders.
Other topics covered include basic concepts, the role of the speech-language pathologist, voice rest, pedagogy, the use of instrumentation in the singing studio, exercise physiology, gender reassignment patients, and laryngeal cancer.
The rehabilitation therapy industry ranked well overall, including Physical Therapist (6), Occupational Therapist (18), Physical Therapy Assistant (44), Speech-Language Pathologist (54), and Occupational Therapy Assistant (72).
Written by a speech-language pathologist, this resource for practitioners presents a set of protocols for teaching fluency skills that directly or indirectly reduce stuttering.
For speech-language pathologists, reading specialists, and special educators, Franke, a speech-language pathologist and clinical psychologist who specializes in story-based language intervention, and Durbin, a pediatric speech-language pathologist who works with children with autism spectrum disorders, detail a story-based language intervention approach that combines building language skills with sharing personal narratives and retelling fictional stories, to help children with language impairments that are complicated by other developmental issues like autism or intellectual disabilities gain narrative skills for social and academic success.
Other contributors (mostly academics and therapists from the editor's area) discuss the role of the speech-language pathologist in assessing and treating TBI, and recovery and transition issues.
East Lansing) and Dvortcsak, a speech-language pathologist, co-directed the Autism Treatment and Research Program at the Hearing and Speech Institute (now the Artz Center) in Portland, Oregon.
The seventh edition of this textbook on language development is aimed at teachers, students, therapists and speech-language pathologist who need to understand how children learn to communicate from the early years through adolescence.
28 /PRNewswire/ -- Noting that stuttering is responsive to treatment by qualified professionals and has to be managed throughout a person's life, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) urges the public to seek a certified professional speech-language pathologist when trying to find help for the disorder.
Battle, PhD, speech-language pathologist and ASHA president.