Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP)
An SLP works on developing a child's understanding of and ability to express language. In addition, this person helps if a child has problems with saying particular sounds. SLPs also assist those who stutter, have voice disorders, or have auditory processing (listening) difficulties. The SLPs perform hearing screenings under the guidance of the school audiologist and make appropriate referrals. In addition, SLPs work with students who use alternative forms of communication because they cannot talk or have unintelligible speech.