A Speech-Language Pathologist, or SLP for short, is a licensed allied health professional. SLPs are licensed by their state and often have a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). In order to receive their credentials, SLPs must have a minimum of a master’s degree in speech-language pathology from an accredited university including 400 hours of clinical experience and a clinical fellowship following graduation consisting of at least 1260 hours. Ongoing continuing education hours are required to maintain licensure.
Speech-Language Pathologists are uniquely qualified to diagnose and treat a variety of domains, including speech sound production, fluency/stuttering, language, cognition, voice, resonance, auditory habilitation/rehabilitation, feeding and swallowing, and augmentative and alternative communication. SLPs may work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, clinics, skilled nursing facilities, schools, and private practice with patients of all ages across the lifespan from development to rehabilitation.
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