Speech and Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathologists

Speech-language pathologists are also known as speech therapists.

  • A speech-language pathologist is responsible for the diagnosis, prognosis, prescription, and remediation of speech, language, and swallowing disorders. A speech-language pathologist evaluates and treats children and adults who have difficulty speaking, listening, reading, writing, or swallowing.
  • Assess, diagnose, treat, and help to prevent disorders related to speech, language, cognitive-communications, voice, swallowing, and fluency. The overall objective of speech-language pathology services is to optimize individuals' ability to communicate and swallow, thereby improving quality of life.

Educational Requirements

  • A master's degree is the most common level of education. Licensure or certification requirements also exist and vary by State.

Vision Statement

  • The vision of the Division of Rehabilitation Therapy at Upstate Medical University, is to be the leading provider of rehabilitation services for individuals in the Central New York area and the provider of high quality educational opportunities for affiliates and the community through best practice and quality therapists and assistants.

Mission Statement

  • The mission of the Rehabilitation Division at Upstate Medical University is providing quality rehabilitation therapy services through best practice and providing outstanding educational opportunities for affiliating schools, other health care professionals and the community.