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What is a Speech Language Pathologist?

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Updated March 29, 2010

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Definition: A speech language pathologist can also be called a speech therapist. Most speech language pathologists have a master's degree and all are required to pass an exam to become licensed. Speech language pathologists help children and adults whose communication is developmentally delayed or who stutter or have other problems with pitch, syntax, voice abuse, etc... They also help individuals who have swallowing problems and can help individuals who cannot use their voice to communicate by other means such as sign language. Speech language pathologists work in a variety of settings including home health, hospitals, offices, and nursing homes.
Also Known As: speech therapist
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