What does an SLP do?

When people hear "speech therapy," usually the first thing that comes to mind is having kids correct and practice their sounds, and while that is a large part of what we do, speech-language pathology is so much more than that! 

Areas that SLPs test and treat: 

Speech sounds - the ability to produce sounds clearly and accurately to support intelligible speech.

Language - the ability to understand and express yourself. This can include vocabulary, grammar, and syntax. It can also include the ability to listen to directions and stories, and understand what is being said.

Pragmatic Language -the ability to initiate conversations, carry out interactions, play appropriately, and make and maintain friendships.

Fluency - speaking with a smooth flow and rate of speech. 

Voice - utilizing an appropriate tone, quality, and volume while speaking.

**Do you have questions about your child's speech and/or language skills? Don't hesitate, please reach out! I'm more than happy to help!**