SPEECH AND LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY: Communication our Mission
Professional speech pathologists promote the effective functioning of the speech, hearing, and language mechanism of individual persons by properly evaluating, identifying, managing, and preventing speech, language, voice, fluency, cognitive, and other related communication disorders, as well as feeding and swallowing problems.
Speech-Language Pathologists are professionals concerned with evaluation, treatment, and research in human communication and its disorders. They treat speech and language disorders and work with individuals of all ages. They diagnose and evaluate speech problems, such as fluency (stuttering), articulation, voice disorders as well as language problems, such as aphasia and delayed language and related disorders, such as dysphagia (swallowing difficulties).