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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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Audiologists (Definition)

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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