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Speech-Language Pathologist

Description: Speech-Language Pathologists (sometimes called speech therapists) diagnose and treat communication and swallowing disorders.

Duties:

  • Evaluate the difficulty of speaking or swallowing
  • Create a treatment plan tailored to the needs of the patient
  • Teach patients how to make sounds and improve their voices
  • Utilize treatment techniques to strengthen swallowing muscles 
  • Educate and counsel individuals on dealing with their condition

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(Source: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/speech-language-pathologists.htm)