Speech-language pathologists assess, diagnose, treat and help to prevent speech, language, cognitive, communication, voice, swallowing, uency and other related disorders.
Speech-language pathologists work with people who cannot make speech sounds or cannot make them clearly; those with speech rhythm and uency problems, such as stuttering; those with voice quality problems, such as inappropriate pitch or harsh voice; those with problems understanding and producing language; those who wish to improve their communication skills by modifying an accent; and those with cognitive communication impairments, such as attention, memory and problem-solving disorders. ey also work with people who have oral motor problems that cause eating and swallowing difficulties.
Master's Degree + License
$93,584.16/year or $44.82/hour
Cal State Long Beach, Cal State Los Angeles, Cal State Northridge, Chapman University, Loma Linda University
Local: California Speech Language Hearing Association (CSHA)
National: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
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