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.