Pragna JoshiSpeech Language Pathologist

Creekside Elementary (425) 837-5248 phone
Discovery Elementary (425) 837-4069 phone
joship@issaquah.wednet.edu

Speech Language Pathologist

What is a speech language pathologist?

Speech-language pathologists, also called SLPs, are experts in communication. SLPs work with people of all ages, from babies to adults. SLPs treat many types of communication and swallowing problems. These include problems with:

What Training do Speech Language Pathologists Receive?

Speech Therapists (SLP’s) are trained in a Masters level program. SLP’s complete an accredited program, supervised fieldwork, and a national certification examination. These form the basis for state licensing of therapists. All SLP’s participate in annual continuing education focused on evidence based practice. 

What does a school SLP do?

SLP’s help students with expressive language, receptive language, voice, fluency, literacy, articulation and speech sound disorders, as well as social pragmatic communication. They may help with pull out services or in their classroom. They work closely with your students general education teacher, special education teacher, or other support personnel.

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