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How are an audiologist and a speech language pathologist different?

How are an audiologist and a speech language pathologist different?

Hearing vs speaking: An audiologist treats diseases related to hearing, often with mechanical hearing aids. A speech pathologist helps people to speak more clearly, be it due to a cleft palate, stuttering, etc. Read more

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What type of health care professional is a speech-language pathologist (SLP)?

What type of health care professional is a speech-language pathologist (SLP)?

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

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What is a speech language pathologist?

What is a speech language pathologist?

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 more

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Why would I need a speech/language pathologist?

Why would I need a speech/language pathologist?

Communication or: Swallowing disorder. Speech pathologists specialize in speech and swallowing disorders. They are not pathologists, the latter are medical doctors. Read more

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How can I become a speech-language pathologist?

How can I become a speech-language pathologist?

See below: It requires a masters level education. The website listed below provides more information. Http://careerplanning. About. Com/od/occupations/p/speech_path. Htm Read more

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What kinds of conditions can a speech-language pathologist (SLP) treat?

What kinds of conditions can a speech-language pathologist (SLP) treat?

See below: Please consult this site for information on this topic. Http://www. Bls. Gov/ooh/Healthcare/Speech-language-pathologists. Htm Read more

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Why might a speech language pathologist not work with a patient with autism spectrum disorder?

Why might a speech language pathologist not work with a patient with autism spectrum disorder?

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 more

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For speech language pathologists, what jobs are available for them at hospitals?

For speech language pathologists, what jobs are available for them at hospitals?

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

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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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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

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What is the difference between an audiologist and an otolaryngologist?

What is the difference between an audiologist and an otolaryngologist?

Hearing verses ENT: Audiologist tests hearing and dispenses hearing aids. Otolaryngologist is a surgeon who treats disorders of the ear, nose, and throat. Read more

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Can a pathologist tell the difference between types of cancer cells just by looking at them?

Can a pathologist tell the difference between types of cancer cells just by looking at them?

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 more

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What type of classes do you take in college to be a speech pathologist?

What type of classes do you take in college to be a speech pathologist?

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

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What types of college classes do you take to become a speech pathologist?

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

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Can speech pathologists reject you if you don't have private insurance, but cash?

Can speech pathologists reject you if you don't have private insurance, but cash?

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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Can a speech pathologist diagnose neurological issues if a neurologist refers you to one?

Can a speech pathologist diagnose neurological issues if a neurologist refers you to one?

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

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How can I cure lisp completely without a speech pathologist?

How can I cure lisp completely without a speech pathologist?

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