Speech Language Pathology

A speech-language pathologist is responsible for the diagnosis, prognosis, prescription and remediation of speech, language and swallowing disorders. A speech-language pathologist evaluates and treats children and adults who have difficulty speaking, listening, reading, writing, or swallowing. The overall objective of speech-language pathology services is to optimize individuals' ability to communicate and swallow, thereby improving quality of life. 

—American Speech-Language-Hearing Association -