An Introduction to Speech-Language Pathology
 An Introduction to Speech-Language Pathology

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An Introduction to Speech-Language PathologyUndergraduates Students

By: Charmi Patel


What is Speech- Pathologist?

Speech therapy (SLTs) are allied to health professionals. They support and care for children and adults who have difficulties with communication, sign language, eating and swallowing.


What do you have to do to become a speech-therapist?

To become a speech pathologist you have to go to graduate school.

To get master’s degree and it’s maximum 2/3 year program.

Take your boards exam.

Many states also require to get certification license.

Job growth is 23% from 2014-2024


What is the definition of ASHA?

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association is a professional association for speech language, hearing, and audiologists.


How many language disorders are there

Apraxia SpeechBrain TumorDysarthriaHearing/voiceReading DisorderTongueVocal TremorAutism


Therapeutic Process

Communicating Expectations

Progress Monitoring

EvaluationGive MotivationWriting SkillsAssessment


Tell us more about Articulation/Phonological disorder?

There is difference between an Articulation and a Phonological disorder. An articulation disorder is the child’s difficulty at


level. Articulation disorder is a speech sound disorder.

Phonological disorder also speech sound disorder that affects the phonological level.


What are the ways to help a hearing disorder patients?

Say the person name before a conversation.

Speak clearly

Speak softly

Avoid talking to fast

Know where to position your self

Don’t shout


What is Audiology?

The science of hearing balance and related disorders.

Health care professional specializing in identifying, diagnosing, treating and mentoring disorder of the auditory and system portions of the ear.


What is Dysphagia?

Difficulties or discomfort and swallowing.Usually, a sign of a problem with your throat or esophagus.


Voice Disorder

Speech- disorder is disease when a person is unable to speck loud.HoarsenessVocal strain or fatigueLoss of voiceChronic cough or excessive throat clearing.



What is Language Impairment?

~ A Language Impairment is inability to master the various systems of rules in language, it also interferes with communications.



How many SLP cases happen in a year in United State?

Especially, in school they might have kids with SLP around 80 -100 who suffering from bureaucratic issues.

Adults its over 200 or 300 cases happens in year with many disorders that they might be going through.


What are the pros and cons about speech?


ConsMaintaining a relationship with patients.Trying to fit in with large group of people.Difficulties participating in class.


What are the differences working in school or hospitals?

Hospital: Usually, they are fast paced environment, and it gets hectic, also everyone going by there schedule every single day specially, speech therapist they have to see 15 to 20 patients a day and they also have to record there patients. At times they get super busy when they have outpatient coming in.

School: You would have to plan out your day in school. You work with the same kids all year, mostly language based and speech issues. School isn’t that hectic compare to hospitals.


How do you make a patient feel comfortable ?

Create an inviting environment.

Educate your patients and their families.

Spent time with your patients.

Explain how there treatment will go.

Give some skills towards swallowing.

Tell them to swallow things step by step.


What are the ways to make children feel comfortable?

To make them feel happy with things they love.

Play games with them and make them read.

Goal of the SLP is to empower children to handle teasing and stuttering behaviors.


Speech Therapy Schools

University of Iowa.

Vanderbilt University




Winder University

New York University

Boston university


How much is a speech-therapist salary?

$73,410 per year

$35.29 per hour


Important Resources!

ASHA is a best resource out there to help adults and kids.Best way to get more details:http://www.asha.org/public/Professional Sites:http://www.asha.org/Students/Speech-Language-Pathology/