The Speech-Language Therapists is the professional who provides clinical excellenceat the population aged 0 to 21 with disabilities in the media. Assist in the development of orientation programs and speech-language services. In addition the therapist may perform screening of speech, language and hearing and provide educational lectures and workshops related to the prevention of communication disorders. The services of speech pathology and language benefit any person who haslimited communication, cognitive-linguistic skills and / or swallowing function, as well as patients who have or have had:
* Brain Tumors
* Head and Neck Cancer
* cognitive impairment
* delays in speech and language
* Hearing loss
* traumatic brain injury
* dependence on a respirator
* voice disorders Mental Retardation
Language intervention activities. In these exercises the Pathologist Speech and Language interact with a child playing and talking. The therapist may use pictures, books, or current events to stimulate language development. The therapist also can pronounce words correctlyas an example and use repetition exercises to build speech and language mechanisms. Therapy joint. Joint exercises and sound production include the correct pronunciation of sounds and syllables by the therapist usually during play activities. The therapist will physically show the child how to make certain sounds like the sound of "r" and how to move the language to make certain sounds. Oraltherapy and motor power. The therapist uses a variety of exercises, including facial massage, and movement to exercise the tongue, lips and jaw that strengthen the muscles of the mouth. The therapist will also work with different textures and temperatures of foods to increase the oral care of children while eating and swallowing. Licensure and certification. In 2009, 47 States regulatedspeech-language pathologists. Typical licensing requirements are a master’s degree from an accredited college or university; a passing score on the national examination on speech-language pathology, offered through the Praxis Series of the Educational Testing Service; 300 to 375 hours of supervised clinical experience; and 9 months of postgraduate professional clinical experience. Most States have continuingeducation requirements for licensure renewal. Medicaid, Medicare, and private health insurers generally require a practitioner to be licensed to qualify for reimbursement. For specific regulation and eligibility requirements contact your State’s regulatory board. State regulation of speech-language pathologists may differ for pathologists practicing in schools. For information on State regulation ofspeech-language pathologists in public schools contact your State’s Department of Education. The Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) credential offered by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association is a voluntary credential; however, the CCC-SLP meets some or all of the requirements for licensure in some States. To earn a CCC, a person must have agraduate degree from an accredited university, which typically includes a 400-hour supervised clinical practicum, complete a 36-week full-time postgraduate clinical fellowship, and pass the Praxis Series examination in speech-language pathology administered by the Educational Testing Service.
Language pathologists must have the ability to recognize and clearly understand language disorders, voice...