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1 An introduction to speech pathology:

2 This presentation will attempt to: 1. Explain what speech pathologists do 2. Discuss when to refer a student to speech pathology

3 Q. What is the difference between a speech pathologist and a speech therapist? They are the same Q. What are speech pathologists called in the U.S.? Speech-language pathologists

4 What problems do speech pathologists treat? Language Speech

5 Are these speech or language problems? 1. “I saw an ephant at the zoo yesterday” 2. “I see a elephant at the zoo yesterday” 1. “The snake want to eat mouses” 2. “The nake wants to eat the mice”

6 What problems do speech pathologists treat? Language Speech Speaking fluently Phonological awareness

7 How many sounds are in the following words: Dog Three sounds: d – o – g Wrote Three sounds: r – ou – t Ought Two sounds: o – t Terrace Five sounds: t – e – r – a – s

8 What problems do speech pathologists treat? Language Speech Speaking fluently Phonological awareness Voice Swallowing

9 A 63 year old man swallowing:

10 match the area of treatment on the left with the correct description on the right. Language Speech Speaking fluently Phonological awareness Voice Swallowing A student with difficulty in this area stutters. A student with difficulty in this area has trouble hearing and isolating sounds within words. This leads to difficulties with reading and spelling. A student with a difficulty in this area has a hoarse or croaky voice. A person with difficulty in this area has trouble ingesting liquids and/or solids safely. This can lead to food and liquid entering the lungs. A student with difficulty in this area has poor spoken and/or written grammar. It can also result in reduced understanding when reading and/or listening. A student with difficulty in this area has trouble saying words correctly. For example "lellow" for yellow, "tat" for cat.

11 match the area of treatment on the left with the correct description on the right. Language Speech Speaking fluently Phonological awareness Voice Swallowing A student with difficulty in this area stutters. A student with difficulty in this area has trouble hearing and isolating sounds within words. This leads to difficulties with reading and spelling. A student with a difficulty in this area has a hoarse or croaky voice. A person with difficulty in this area has trouble ingesting liquids and/or solids safely. This can lead to food and liquid entering the lungs. A student with difficulty in this area has poor spoken and/or written grammar. It can also result in reduced understanding when reading and/or listening. A student with difficulty in this area has trouble saying words correctly. For example "lellow" for yellow, "tat" for cat.

12 Students should be referred to speech pathology if: they are more difficult to understand than their classmates they have difficulty understanding instructions you suspect they are stuttering they are having unexpected difficulty with spelling, reading and/or writing.


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