Speech-Language Pathologist

What is A Speech-Language Pathologist?

Speech-language pathologists treat and prevent communication and swallowing disorders in both children and adults. Sometimes also referred to as speech therapists, they can be found in hospitals, rehab centers, outpatient clinics, long term care facilities, senior living communities, and school-based and home settings. To become a speech-language pathologist, you must complete a Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from an accredited graduate program, pass the Praxis Exam, complete a Clinical Fellowship (CF), and obtain a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) and state licensure.

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FOX Speech-Language Pathology
According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), “Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) work to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in children and adults…. Speech-language pathologists, also called SLPs, are experts in communication. SLPs work with people of all ages, from babies to adults. SLPs treat many types of communication and swallowing problems.”

FOX speech-language pathologists focus on our patients’ talking, cognition, chewing, and swallowing. A small area of the body that has a huge impact on life. An individual plan is created to address patient goals using evidence-based treatment strategies to maximize patients’ outcomes. FOX SLPs collaborate with physical and occupational therapists to ensure carryover in the senior living community and in the home environment.