What is a speech pathologist?

Speech-language pathologists assess, diagnose, and treat cognitive-linguistic, speech, and language disorders.

A comprehensive evaluation by a speech-language pathologist (SLP) certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the first step to improving language and speech problems.

Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) have the specialized knowledge and experience needed to identify communication problems and to provide the help that children need to build critical language and literacy skills.