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What is Speech-Language Pathology?

Speech-language pathology is the study of developmental and acquired communication and swallowing disorders. It includes the assessment and management of such disorders.

The Profession

Speech-language pathologists work with people of all ages whose disorders may include delayed speech and language development, neurologically-based speech and language impairment, stuttering, voice and/or swallowing disorders. Speech-language pathologists often work as part of a team, working alongside teachers, physicians, audiologists, psychologists, social workers, rehabilitation counselors and others.

As a profession, the field of speech-language pathology:

  • Provides an essential human service
  • Is in high demand
  • Pays well (avg. $72,000 per annum)
  • Provides opportunities to work in publicly-funded health or education programs, or in private practice
  • Allows workplace and work-week flexibility
  • Invites creative and practical application of linguistic, psychological and other scientific theories

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