A speech-language pathologist (SLP) is a professional trained in the field of speech and language. An SLP’s role in the schools is to observe, provide interventions, screen, consult/collaborate with other educators, evaluate, and provide treatment for a variety of speech and language concerns which have a negative impact on student’s educational and functional performance. SLP's provide services in the areas of articulation, language, voice, and fluency.“Articulation” is the way we say our speech sounds.
“Fluency” is the flow or rhythm of our speech.
“Voice” is the pitch, quality, and loudness of our speech.
“Language” includes vocabulary, grammar, listening and comprehension skills, social skills, and much more.