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Life of a Speech Pathologist

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BC: Katie Spaeder Katherine Potvin Anthony Spittler Alaina Tintera Front cover photo by cisat Back cover photo by xieta

FC: The Life of a Speech Pathologist

1: What does a Speech Pathologist do? They work with children and adults who have speech and language disorders. They can work in schools, hospitals, clinics and many other places. photo by tayah112781

2: What is a language disorder? It is an impairment in the aspects of language (morphology, phonology, pragmatics, syntax, semantics). There is a wide variety of language disorders. photo by camla

3: Specific Language Disorders: Aphasia is trouble retrieving words. This often happens after someone has suffered a stroke. Specific language impairment is the impairment in the acquisition and use of language. Dysphasia is the impairment of speech and comprehension. photo by cisat

4: What is a speech disorder? It is a disoder where normal speech is disrupted. photo by rambis

5: Speech Disorders: Stuttering is when speech is disrupted by involuntary repetitions of sounds. A lisp is when someone has trouble producing the "s" sound. Apraxia of speech is the inconsistent production of speech sounds. photo by cisat

6: To decide who needs help from a speech pathologist there are different methods of assessment. These include: standardized tests, interviews, observations, questionnaires, and family history. Photo by sam.flinn

7: Speech pathologists use a variety of therapy techniques. Intervention can be done in a group or individually. Group settings are usually used in schools and individual sessions are used in clinics, hospitals, and home visits. For younger children props or toys may be used to ellicit language. photo by kachaffe82

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  • Title: Life of a Speech Pathologist
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  • Published: almost 10 years ago