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Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) are responsible for assessing, diagnosing, and treating communication and swallowing disorders for individuals of all ages. SLPs are often referred to as speech therapists.
Multimodal communication is a method of communicating using a variety of methods, including verbal language, sign language, and different types of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).
Parents, caregivers, and teachers should have opportunities to provide input about an individual’s skills when a speech-language pathologist (SLP) is completing a comprehensive assessment. This post covers what types of questions SLPs can ask parents, caregivers, and teachers.
More AAC assessment tools have become available in recent years (and they keep growing!). One thing to take note of is that dynamic assessment is key for best practice when evaluating the pediatric population. In this post, we also share links to various AAC evaluation and progress measures.
An individual has a voice disorder when their vocal pitch, quality, and/or loudness are different from what is expected. Many children who have voice disorders can improve these features through treatment from a speech-language pathologist (SLP).