What is Speech/Language Pathology? 

Speech Pathology is a profession that works with people who have difficulty with the following:

  • Voice
  • Fluency
  • Articulation (sound production)
  • Language:  Receptive and Expressive (vocabulary, syntax, pragmatics)
  • Hearing
  • Eating/swallowing
  • Oral Motor


What does a school based SLP do?
  • Screen student's speech/language skills to determine if further testing is needed.
  • Evaluate student's language and articulation skills to determine if they would benefit from speech therapy services.
  • Perform hearing screenings and determine if students need to be referred for further evaluation.
  • Provide direct speech therapy services to children from birth through grade 12.  This can be as simple as helping a small child learn how to put words together into sentences and as complicated as designing a complete alternative communication system for a student.
  • Work with the special education team to help develop appropriate educational plans for students with disabilities.