Speech pathologists assess, diagnose and treat disorders related to speech, fluency, language, cognitive-communication and voice. They work with people who have trouble producing speech sounds or who have speech rhythm and fluency problems, such as stuttering. The speech problems that they treat can be congenital, developmental or acquired due to a health problem or disorder.
Most speech pathologists have master’s degrees. Speech pathologists graduate from programs accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in order to later become licensed.