- Providing voice and speech therapy .
- Speech pathologists may assist patients who've been in accidents or other traumatic incidents in learning or relearning proper swallowing techniques.
- Stroke victims, paraplegics and the recently deaf sometimes retain the services of a speech pathologist to help normalize their speech patterns.
- Speech pathologists may also provide therapy and support to patients families to facilitate social integration and recovery.
- Speech pathologists diagnose and treat individuals who suffer from stutters, as well as vocal and cognitive communication impairments.
- Help those whose speech is affected by emotional issues, various learning disabilities and physical impairments.
- Training the patient in the use of communication devices
- To accomplish these tasks, speech pathologists conduct specialized testing and provide therapy designed for individual clients needs.
- They often work closely with physicians, psychologists to carefully monitor patients' progress.
- Speech pathologists also keep long-term records on their clients in order to assist them with difficulties that arise throughout their lives.