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May is Better Hearing & Speech Month - Facts You Should Know

Image_1_slp.jpgIn April 2013, there were a total of 392 SLP’s employed at Heritage Healthcare. 

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) - There are 166,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists, speech-language pathologists, speech, language, and hearing scientists, audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel, and students.

ASHA began in 1925 at an informal meeting of the National Association of Teachers of Speech (NATS) in Iowa City, IA. 

Growth of Speech-Language Pathologists  - expected 23 percent from 2010 to 2020

Image_4_slp.jpgSpeech-Language Pathologists held about 123,200 jobs in 2010. Almost half of all speech-language pathologists work in schools. Most others work in healthcare facilities. Some work in patients’ homes.

Speech-Language Pathologists diagnose and treat communication and swallowing disorders in patients.
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Speech-Language Pathologists typically need at least a master’s degree. They must be licensed in most states; requirements vary by state.

Communications disorders affect approximately 46 million Americans. 

There are over 240 Speech Pathology Graduate Programs in the United States. 

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