What do SLPs do?

Speech-language pathologists can help with:

  • Cognitive-communicative disorders including social communication skills, reasoning, problem solving and executive functions.

  • Pre-literacy and literacy skills including phonological awareness, decoding, reading comprehension and writing.

  • Communication disorders related to other issues. For example, hearing impairments, traumatic brain injury, dementia, developmental, intellectual or genetic disorders and neurological impairments.

  • Speech delays and disorders including articulation, phonology and motor speech disorders.

  • Language delays and disorders, including expression and comprehension in oral and non-verbal contexts

  • Fluency disorders, including stuttering.

  • Voice and resonance disorders.

  • Swallowing and feeding disorders in adults, children and infants.