What is a Speech-Language Pathologist?
Speech-language pathology is the discipline dealing with the assessment and management of communication disorders due to speech and language breakdown, including disorders of articulation / phonology, voice, fluency and feeding / swallowing. If you are passionate about communication and want to make a difference in peoples' lives then this may be the career for you! The field offers wide clinical and research opportunities.
Speech-Language Pathologists work with individuals, groups and communities of all ages, not only on assessment and remediation of communication disorders, but also in promoting health and preventing disability. Speech-Language Pathologists may work in pre-schools, schools, special schools, hospitals, rehabilitation centres, community clinics or private practice. Students who can speak languages in addition to English will find these languages a very useful asset.