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Speech-Language Pathologists

Speech-language pathologists are professionals who assess speech and language development and treat speech and language disorders. Speech-language pathologists can also help people with swallowing disorders. Read more.

Read about communication skills that parents should see in their child, based on their age, and tips for how to support children's development:

Communicating with Baby: Tips and Milestones from Birth to Age 5

From Birth to Age 5


An audiologist is the professional who specializes in the diagnosis and nonmedical treatment of hearing and balance disorders. Audiologists specialize in the study of:

  • Normal and impaired hearing
  • Prevention of hearing loss
  • Identification and assessment of hearing and balance problems
  • Habilitation or rehabilitation of persons with hearing and balance disorders

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