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Speech-Language Pathologists (SLP)

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Evaluate hearing and speech/language test results, medical background information to diagnose and plan treatment for speech, language, fluency, voice and swallowing disorders. Administer hearing or speech and language evaluations, tests and examinations to patients. Develop and implement treatment plans for problems such as stuttering, delayed language, swallowing disorders and or voice problems. Document the initial evaluation, treatment, progress and discharge of patients. Instruct patients in communication techniques and teach speech, muscle and breathing exercises. Monitor patients' progress and adjust treatments accordingly.

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