Throughout our lives we encounter many different medical professionals from the moment we are born, through our childhood, adulthood, parenthood and into our senior years, but how many of us ever need the services of speech pathologists? More to the point, how many people genuinely understand what a speech pathologist is and what they do?
Well, if you are someone who is not sure what speech pathologists do and would like to find out, read on and we will explain it all, including some of the specific ways they can help their patients.
What Is A Speech Pathologist?
The main roles of speech pathologists are that they diagnose and treat communication disorders, and those disorders mainly relate to difficulties with speech, listening, language development, writing, reading, voice, and social skills. Much of the work that speech pathologists do is with children and especially young children whose speech and language development is slow or lacking in some way.