Speech and Language pathologists are specially trained in the language process that may affect comprehension, expression, hearing, articulation and sound production, phonation, sensory integration, dialect reduction training (to reduce an accent) and the mechanics of swallowing and mastication (chewing). They work with all age groups from infants to the elderly.
These therapists provide treatment for a variety of cognitive-linguistic impairments, improve speech and language issues affecting the ability to communicate and understand, and address swallowing and eating issues. They can train those with cognitive impairments to perform a task or re-learn how to talk or eat, or teach their care providers what to expect and how to manage them.
Speech Therapy has been providing online services for several decades and has developed many training tools to work on personal computers and tablets both during and between sessions.