What is a Speech-Language Pathologist?

A Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) is someone trained to assess and treat various disorders in speech, language, swallowing, voice, fluency and cognitive-communication. These deficits may be congenital, developmental or acquired through trauma such as a stroke or head injury.

Educational Requirements: Canada

An SLP must have an undergraduate degree, followed by a Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology.

Work Environments

SLPs work in a variety of clinical and educational settings including childcare facilities, schools, hospitals, nursing homes, research centres and private practices.

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