It’s a speech therapist’s job to help patients who have speech problems due to an injury or illness. Sometimes speech therapy is needed because of developmental delays, autism, Down syndrome, or other reasons. This article will cover 3 things you may not have known about speech therapy!
1) Speech therapists are the only professionals with the training and expertise in both speech-language pathology and audiology.
2) There are different types of speech disorders, including stuttering (stammering), articulate but unclear speech (dysarthria), apraxia, expressive language impairment (bilingual speaker where one is dominant).
3) Speech therapists work with people of all ages; they can be found in schools, hospitals, clinics, and even homes.
In conclusion, speech therapists work with people of all ages and speech disorders. If you or a loved one is experiencing speech issues, it may be helpful to seek out the services of a speech therapist!