Duties and Responsibilities: speech pathologist or a speech therapist treats individuals grappling with communication problems associated with the voice fluency language and speech. Assess, diagnose, treat, and help to prevent communication and swallowing disorders in patients. Speech, language, and swallowing disorders result from a variety of causes, such as a stroke, brain injury, hearing loss, developmental delay, a cleft palate, cerebral palsy, or emotional problems.
Education: During high school, you should consider courses in biology, physics, social sciences, English, mathematics, public speaking, language, and psychology. On the undergraduate level, a strong arts and sciences focus is recommended, with course work in linguistics, phonetics, anatomy, psychology, human development, biology, physiology, mathematics, physical science, social/behavioral sciences, and semantics. A program of study in communication sciences and disorders (CSD) is available at the undergraduate level.