Speech-language pathologist
: A specialist who evaluates and treats people with communication and swallowing problems. Also called a speech therapist. Speech pathologists have an MA or doctorate in their specialty, as well as a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) earned by working under supervision. Some states also require a state license. Abbreviated SLP. See also speech therapy.

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