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What's An SLP?

A speech-language pathologist (SLP) works to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in children and adults.

To become an SLP, an individual must complete an accredited graduate school program, pass a national exam and complete 1 year of a supervised fellowship. 

In the public school setting, a child must meet state and federal eligibility criteria to receive speech and language services as part of their educational program.

SLPs provide services for:

  • Speech Production (Articulation)

  • Fluency (Stuttering)

  • Voice & Resonance

  • Feeding & Swallowing

  • Language

  • Cognition

  • Communication Modalities (AAC)

  • Social Aspects (Pragmatics)

  • Auditory Re/Habilitation

Currently, there are two primary school-based service settings: 

  • Communication Resource Room

  • Integrated / In Class Services

To learn more about Service Delivery - Visit ASHA: School-Based Service Delivery