Speech Language Pathology

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What is a Speech-Language
Pathologist (SLP)?

SLPs work with people of all ages, from babies to adults. SLPs treat many types of communication and swallowing problems.

These include problems with:

  • Speech
  • Language 
  • Literacy
  • Social Communication
  • Voice
  • Fluency
  • Cognitive Communication
  • Feeding and Swallowing

For more information visit the American
Speech Hearing Association website.

Career Opportunities for a Speech-Language Pathologist

Employment of speech-language pathologists is
projected to grow 27 percent from 2018 to 2028,
much faster than the average for all occupations. As
the large baby-boom population grows older, there
will be more instances of health conditions that can
cause speech or language impairments, such as
strokes or dementia.
(Reported by U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics.)

Work settings include:

  • Private practices
  • Physicians' offices
  • Hospitals
  • Schools
  • Colleges and universities
  • Rehabilitation centers, long-term and
    residential health care facilities