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What Is The Difference Between An Audiologist And A Speech Language Pathologist
Not a physician: Speech pathologists and audiologists are specialist in communication sciences. They are not physicians but provide valuable services in their area of healthcare. It would be prudent to consult an ENT specialist before going to a speech pathologist and let the ENT specialist recommend the speech pathologist. ...Read more
The American Speech-: Language-Hearing Association defines the scope of practice for Speech/Language Therapists at http://www.asha.org/policy/SP2007-00283/#sec1.5: They address deficits in Speech,the motor aspect of language;Resonance, pitch & vocal quality; Feeding & swallowing issues; Receptive &/or Expressive Language Delays; Deafness; Social Communication, etc. caused by a variety of neurodevelopmental disorders. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Might not be needed: The only reason i can imagine they would not work with a patient on the autism spectrum is that they may feel they do not need any help or that it may not provide any additional benefit. I would ask the therapist directly their reason for not wanting to provide services. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Speech path. jobs.: For the hospitals that can financially support them, there are jobs for speech pathologists, and what they do. As one can reason out, these jobs would most likely consist of helping people who have dysarthria which is inability to speak clearly either from a stroke or other cause. Many people have a lisp, etc. Which impairs pronounciation and speech pathologists help them form words better. ...Read more
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
What is the difference between a pathologist/epidemiologist and a biomedical scientist involved in pathology?
Pathologist: A pathologist is a person who has gone to medical school ( a physician) and then completed a residency program in pathology. A biomedical scientist would likely have a Phd and trained in a graduate program, not a medial school. Some medical schools do have Phd programs and this can confuse things. :) ...Read more
Absolutely: Many diagnoses are naked-eye with near-perfect accuracy. Interestingly, prostate cancer is only 2/3 accurate by naked-eye. But we always use the microscope, and if the first stain doesn't give an unambiguous answer, we resort to a battery of additional stains. Molecular diagnosis is supplemental. Pathology has been for me the fascination of a lifetime. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Speech path classes.: This discipline requires its own special kind of classes just as any other would. They would likely have to do with helping people speak better, as well as the correct way of speaking to make sure words sound clear. Also, there would likely be courses that would deal with the diseases, etc. That result in speech problems and what could be done about them. ...Read more
Speech classes.: First, the individual must obtain an undergraduate degree, which may be in a field related to speech-language-hearing sciences. Second, the individual must graduate from an accrediited master's program in speech language pathology. The certificate of clinical competence (ccc) is granted after the clinical fellowship year (cfy) when the individual serves under supervision of a speech pathologist. ...Read more
Probably/up to them.: Speech pathologists, like any other specialist(s), likely have their preferences on how to be paid, whether or not they can or will help you, etc.. If they don't feel comfortable with accepting cash, or anything else, they will let you know whether or not they will take you. It would probably be best if you let them know ahead of time so there is no confusion. ...Read more
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Swallowing: Speech pathologist can evaluate neurological issues that may be related to swallowing or speech problems but not neurological issues affecting the rest of the body. ...Read more
You can't: Speech impediments are poorly understood by those who don't live with them. You are an adult. You know by now that you can no more cure your own lisp than you can do your own dental work. You've suffered with this too long as is. Be brave and get a professional guide and trainer. ...Read more
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