Speech and language pathologists (SLPs) evaluate and treat individuals with communication, cognitive and/or swallowing disorders. Individualized treatment programs emphasize the improvement of language abilities including speaking, reading and writing skills. Dietary modifications and swallowing techniques ensure safety when eating and swallowing. An SLP will work closely with you to develop the communication and swallowing skills that are necessary to lead a comfortable and satisfying lifestyle.
Speech and language disorders take many forms. Individuals can be born with these disorders, or injury or illness can cause them at any age. Whatever the kind or cause, speech and language disorders have serious consequences. Speech and language disorders can limit academic achievement, social adjustment and career advancement.
The practice of speech-language pathology may benefit any individual with the following problems/issues:
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