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What are the differences between a speech therapist, speech coach, and a speech pathologist?

What are the differences between a speech therapist, speech coach, and a speech pathologist?

Speech/Language: Pathology is the field of specialty of American Speech-Language- Hearing Association - certified Speech/Language Therapists. Speech is the motor aspect of language, including articulation, prosody & phonation. See www.asha.org. I guess a speech coach is a psychologist or therapist who helps deal with anxiety associated with stuttering, not an ASHA-certified SLT. ...Read more

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Speech Therapy (Definition)

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Shall I seek a speech therapist for stuttering?

Shall I seek a speech therapist for stuttering?

Whatever works: A good speech therapist can give you good advice about how to help the stuttering. You have to find what works best for you. Stress can cause stuttering, and relaxation can make it go away. Mouth and breathing exercises can help as can chewing gum and singing. Try different things and find what works for you. ...Read more

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Can a phd (licensed speech therapist) disclose patients records?

Can a phd (licensed speech therapist) disclose patients records?

Without knowing more: Without knowing more details it is difficult to offer a precise answer. The bottom line though is that all licensed clinicians and their office staff are subject to following hipaa(health insurance portability and accountability act which provide for medical record confidentiality while setting standards for communication between providers and non providers. ...Read more

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I went to a speech therapist he said there is 101% cure for stammering.is it true?

I went to a speech therapist he said there is 101% cure for stammering.is it true?

I know of no medical: or therapeutic intervention that is a 101% cure for people with a brain-based disorder that involves multiple neural systems & has multiple neuropsychiatric etiologies. Most therapies are behavioral; medications & devices are less helpful. A patient who commits to intensive, repetitive practice of slow, relaxed breathing & speech is likely to be able to generalize these techniques to daily life. ...Read more

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Please answer! what possible treatment that can help it without checking it out with a speech therapist?

Please specify "it".: Stammer? Lisp? Articulation Disorder? Specific Language Impairment? Also, please clarify your barriers to care, if you're saying you've been referred to a Speech/Language Pathologist, but cannot follow through with the recommendation. ...Read more

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Ho can I become a speech therapist?

Ho can I become a speech therapist?

Appropriate Ed. : To become a speech therapist will require that you have an undergraduate degree and then additional schooling specific to speech therapy, which may include a master's degree. Go online and look up the national association for speech therapist's and you will be able to get the specific information you are seeking. Good luck. ...Read more

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Who can diagnose apraxia besides a speech therapist?

Who can diagnose apraxia besides a speech therapist?

Neurologist: Neurosurgeon and probably some psychiatrists and primary care doctors as well. ...Read more