Speech-Language Pathologists (SLP) help people with various conditions including, but not limited to dysphagia, aphasia, Parkinson’s disease, post stroke, post-polio, degenerative diseases, and developmental delays. They work with a variety of ages ranging from birth to death.
For pediatrics, the SLP’s areas of expertise include expressive and receptive language, along with articulation and phonological disorder. This can include use of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) to help enhance total communication. For both adults and pediatrics, dysphagia and vocal issues can be experienced and rehabilitation is necessary to increase quality of life. SLP’s also help people who experience difficulties with talking (aphasia) post stroke.