In 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.
Speech-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.
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.