Speech-language pathology

Also known as: Speech therapy, Therapy, speech
Speech-language pathologists assess, diagnose, treat and help prevent speech, language and communication disorders.

Speech-language pathologists work with people who cannot make speech sounds or cannot make them clearly; have speech rhythm and fluency problems, such as stuttering; have voice quality problems, such as inappropriate pitch or harsh voice; have problems understanding and producing language; have cognitive communication problems, such as attention, memory and problem-solving disorders; or have oral motor problems that cause eating and swallowing difficulties. After illness, injury or disability, people in our community turn to Providence Rehabilitation Services for help in regaining strength and independence. Last year, Providence Rehabilitation served more than 86,000 adults and children.