WHAT IS SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY?
Speech-Language Pathology is a health profession that deals with the screening, assessment, evaluation, treatment, and diagnosis of communication disorders including those related to speech, language as well as swallowing problems.
Speech-Language Pathologists (SLP), also known as Speech Therapists or Speech Pathologists, are professionals who provide services to individuals with a wide variety of speech, language, and swallowing differences and disorders.
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DELAY VS. DISORDER
What's the difference?
If a child is following the typical pattern of development but at a slower rate in comparison to his/her peers, then this may be indicative of a delay.
However, if the child is no longer following the typical pattern of development, then this could signify a disorder.
THE DIFFERENT PEDIATRIC COMMUNICATION DISORDERS
Communication disorders are disabilities that affect the areas of speech, language and hearing processes of an individual. A person with a communication disorder whether developmental or acquired, can have one to several combinations of speech and language disorders which may be a primary disorder or a disorder secondary to other disabilities.