Human communication includes speech (articulation, intonation, rate, intensity, voice, resonance, fluency), language (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics), both receptive and expressive language (including reading and writing), and non-verbal communication such as facial expression, posture and gesture. Swallowing problems managed under speech therapy are problems in the oral and pharyngeal stages and sometimes esophageal stages of swallowing.
Speech-language pathologists typically need at least a masterís degree. They must be licensed in most states; requirements vary by state.
Most speech-language pathologists work full time.
1. I went into speech pathology determined to work with children and I do enjoy this facet of speech pathology. Over the course of my studies I have realised that I enjoy working with adults, family members and educators. This is partly due to the high degree of motivation that many adult clients possess and I enjoy working in partnership with them to develop and fulfil their goals. May 30th, 2012
2. The pros to a profession as a speech pathology is just seeing the joy of the child or adult when they finally get it right after their hard work. September 7th, 2012