What is a Speech and Language Pathologist?

A Speech and Language Pathologist is a specialist who has completed undergraduate and graduate degrees from an accredited university.  Accredited specialists must also participate in in two, 16-week internships of on-site training within a hospital or clinical setting.  Upon successful completion of the academic and clinical work, the therapist must successfully pass a national exam administered by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and then apply for licensure.  All licensed Speech and Language Pathologists will receive the Certificate of Clinical Competence that they will display following their signature (CCC-SLP).