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What is a speech pathologist?

A speech pathologist (or a speech-language pathologist) is a professional who is trained (master's or doctorate level) to diagnose and treat speech, language and swallowing disorders. A speech-language pathologist will typically use exercises and other physical means (rather than medications) to improve a person's speech, language and/or swallowing.

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