Speech therapists are clinicians, professors, managers, researchers and professionals working in different settings. However, one thing we have in common is our work to improve the quality of life for our patients and clients. Speech therapists work with people of all ages with speech, language, communication, and swallowing problems. These difficulties can be caused by a myriad of issues, including developmental delays, physical/learning disabilities, injuries, mental health, and illnesses.
Speech therapists also work together with parents, caregivers and other professionals, such as teachers, occupational therapists, psychologists and doctors.