Speech Language Pathologist

What Does A Speech Language Pathologist Do?

You know that a speech language pathologist in a speech and language clinic works to help people who struggle with speaking, but they actually are able to help clients with a multitude of issues. A speech language pathologist is able to help clients with several types of communication disorders.


Professionals at a speech and language clinic can help people with speech disorders. When a person struggles to pronounce words or sounds correctly (including stuttering), a speech disorder may be to blame. A speech language pathologist, or SLP, can help people with language disorders as well. A language disorder occurs when a person struggles to communicate their thoughts. They may have the words in their mind that they'd like to say, but they struggle to communicate those thoughts to others. An SLP can also help people who have social communication issues, such as struggling to greet or say goodbye to others, to carry on conversations in social settings, and how to follow rules in social settings.


SLPs also help people who have been through injuries or illness and subsequently have issues with swallowing and chewing food. An SLP can also help people who have been through a traumatic brain injury or stroke with re-learning how to organize and express their thoughts. While SLPs can work alone, they often work as part of a larger treatment team. SLPs play a key role in helping people who have been through an illness or injury recover.


Northeast Speech & Language Services, LLC, is a speech and language clinic that exists to help people with all their speech pathology needs. If you or someone you love is in need of speech therapy, reach out to Northeast Speech & Language Services, LLC, today.