A Speech Language Pathologist also known as a SLP is a communication expert who works with a range of communication and swallowing problems that affect people of all ages.
What are the Typical Schooling/Certifications/Qualifications? Speech-language pathologists are highly educated and trained clinicians, who hold at a minimum, a master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD). In most states, additional state licensure requirements include completing a supervised postgraduate professional experience and passing a national exam.
Speech Language Pathologists can earn the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology
(CCC-SLP) through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Certification requirements are similar to state licensing requirements, so state licensed language-speech pathologists generally qualify for the CCC-SLP designation.