Speech-language pathologists evaluate and treat children and adults with speech, language, cognitive and swallowing disorders.
Speech-language pathologists work closely with doctors trained in brain and nervous system conditions (neurologists); ear, nose and throat conditions (otorhinolaryngologists); rehabilitation concerns (physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists); children's medical conditions (pediatricians, pediatric neurologists, craniofacial team experts); and others to provide your care.
Conditions and symptoms
- Apraxia of speech, including childhood apraxia of speech
- Cognitive disorders associated with acquired brain injury, stroke and dementia
- Craniofacial disorders (e.g., cleft lip and palate)
- Developmental speech, language and communication disorders (e.g., specific language disability, speech sound delay, autism, stuttering)
- Voice disorders (e.g., spasmodic dysphonia, laryngectomy)
- Unexplained acquired voice or speech disorders