Speech Language Pathologist

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Speech-language pathologists are people who “work to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in children and adults” (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 1997). Speech-language pathologists can work in different fields including schools, nursing homes, in private practices, and for the state. However, many speech language pathologist choice to work with kids in early intervention, schools, and in private practices. Early Intervention is a program offered by the state that provide services to babies and toddlers with delayed development or disabilities. “Nearly 1 in 12 (7.7 percent) U.S. children ages 3-17 has had a disorder related to voice, speech,…show more content…
150). Speech pathologist mainly work as an advocate to help the children better improve their communication skills in social situations. For example, speech pathologist might talk to the people who are around the child for most of the day and suggest different things that could be easily included within different activities throughout the day that can help the child. Many people are willing to help the child with no problem. A study done by Leatherman and Niemeyer teachers’ attitudes and behaviors were examined to see if they were including children with disabilities in classroom activities. The result of this study was that teachers were making sure no student was left out of any classroom activities. In an interview with one of the teachers she explained “that sometimes you have to make modifications for children with differing abilities, but it was worth the effort” (Leatherman & Niemeyer, 2005, p. 30). Proving that people are willing to go above and beyond to help a child. Speech therapy is only effective if everyone is helping and supporting that child. Some children may need more time with the speech pathologist then just during session. Some speech pathologist working in schools will go into to classrooms to assist the student who is…show more content…
Attention deficit is an attention difficulty, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness disorder, also known as ADHD and/or ADD. Some teachers believe that if a student does not understand their work they start to act out and distract the rest of the class. Sometimes this is true but sometimes it could be just be the child ADHD and/or ADD. In other experiment done by Catts, he wanted to find out can having a speech language problem be the cause of a reading disability. Catts is a faculty member at Florida State University in the department of Communication & Information. In his study he used 56 children with speech language problems and 30 without and gave them a series of test. From the results, we learned “that children with speech-language impairments are at an increased risk for reading disabilities” (Catts, 1993, p. 948). Since, most speech language problems can be
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