What Is a Speech Pathologist Really All About?

Often people will hear references to professionals without really having a true understanding what the profession is all about. This is often the case with a speech pathologist, sometimes referred to as a speech-language pathologist or a speech therapist. Unless you have first hand knowledge about this profession or have had dealings with an individual who has needed the services of a speech pathologist, then it may be unclear as to the important services that they provide.

A speech pathologist’s primary job is to assess, diagnose and then treat clients who are suffering with communication disabilities. There are many people both young and old that can benefit greatly from the treatments offered by these professionals. For those having to deal with communication problems created by lisps, stuttering, articulation problems, or slurring of words, a speech pathologist is trained and equipped to help. Some people suffer with illnesses that impair their speech, such as multiple sclerosis or cerebral palsy, and they find great help with this through the treatments that the speech pathologist offers.

Victims of strokes or head trauma will sometimes end up with communication difficulties, and the implementation of speech pathology services will go a long way in furthering their recovery process. For those with swallowing disorders, one of the best steps they can take is to utilize the services that these professionals are able to provide.

S.L. Hunter has an entire team of highly skilled and innovative Communication Disorders Assistants. We are ready to help.

The offices of S.L. Hunter & Associates are located at 5195 Harvester Rd. Unit 4B. We can be reached by telephone at 905-637-5522 or online at www.slhunter.ca.