Speech-Language Therapists work with both children and adults in a variety of settings including in hospitals, and at schools.
Speech-Language Therapists work with people to increase their skills in areas such as:
- Social Skills
- Language (e.g. using grammar, vocabulary, understanding instructions and using sentences)
- Speech clarity
- Voice quality (e.g. working with people who have vocal nodules)
- Eating a variety of foods (restrictive eating patterns)
- Fluency (e.g. stuttering)
- Using alternative methods for communication (Augmentative and Alternative Communication such as using signs or pictures to communicate).
Speech-Language Therapists may work both directly with the client, and with the client’s communication partners to achieve the best outcomes. No two clients are the same, so Speech-Language Therapy is always tailored to each specific client.