Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists evaluate and treat individuals who have Communication Disorders. They work in a variety of settings such as public and private schools, hospitals and nursing homes, home health agencies, and private practice.
Audiologists evaluate and treat children and adults with hearing impairments. They conduct hearing screenings and assessments, prescribe appropriate amplification devices such as hearing aids, and provide counseling regarding the effects of hearing loss on communication.
Speech-Language Pathologists evaluate and treat children and adults with speech and language disorders. Speech-Language Pathologists assess many communication skills including the ability to produce speech sounds, formulate sentences, and speak fluently. Treatment might involve working directly with the child or adult to improve speech and language skills, or providing communication devices such as voice output and communication aids.