Speech Language Pathology


​​​American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ASHA) describes speech language pathologists (SLPs) as healthcare providers that work to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in children and adults. Typically SLPs can work in a variety of environments such as research, education and health care settings. SLPs often work as part of a interdisciplinary team, which may include physicians, audiologists, social workers, physical and occupational therapists, teachers and more.  Please visit the ASHA website for details.

To become a speech language pathologist you must graduate from an accredited masters level speech language pathology program. Typically a SLP graduate degree is a two year program after your bachelor's degree. There are over 300 accredited speech language pathology masters degree programs in the United States.