Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) , also called speech and language therapists or speech therapist specialize in the evaluation  and treatment of communication disorders and swallowing disorders..

Speech therapists may help individuals who suffer from:

  • A stroke
  • A heart attack
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Difficulty speaking

Therapy plays an important role in helping an individual regain productivity and independence and therapists are often a critical part of the health care team.