Is speech-language pathology a promising career path? The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that 25,900 new speech-language pathologists will be in demand in 2026. Compare that to the 145,100 SLPs in the United States in 2016, and it’s easy to see that the job market for those considering a career in speech-language pathology is growing.
Each year, about 180,000 people acquire aphasia, which affects their ability to communicate. One of the most common causes of aphasia is stroke. What kinds of aphasia are caused by strokes, and what are the effects on survivors?
Many people who stutter are able to identify a moment when they know they are about to trip up on a word or phrase. That moment, according to NYU faculty Eric S. Jackson, is called “anticipation” and is largely invisible to other communicators. How can anticipation affect speech and be leveraged to help people who stutter become more comfortable as they speak?
Alicia Morrison, professor at Speech@NYU, theonline SLP programfrom NYU Steinhardt, takes a collaborative approach with parents during a child’s first visit to a speech-language pathologist so parents know the steps involved.
The all-consuming nature of special interests is sometimes viewed as a hindrance to social and communicative development in children with autism – especially in a classroom setting – but speech-language pathologists (SLPs) have the opportunity to change that narrative, framing these interests as an entry point for language-building skills.