Audiologists, Speech-Language Pathologists and Speech-Language Pathology Licensed Assistants help individuals with speech, language and hearing disorders so they can communicate effectively. The North Dakota State Board of Examiners on Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology are responsible for licensing professionals in the state of North Dakota.
Audiologists are experts who can help to prevent, diagnose and treat hearing and balance disorders for people of all ages. Audiologists provide professional and personalized services to improve persons' involvement in important activities in their lives and better their quality of life. Audiologists' services can help with managing issues effecting hearing and balance. (Source: ASHA.org)
Speech-Language Pathologists, also called SLPs, are experts in communication. SLPs work with people of all ages, from babies to adults. SLPs treat many types of communication and swallowing problems. These include problems with:
Speech sounds—how we say sounds and put sounds together into words. Other words for these problems are articulation or phonological disorders, apraxia of speech, or dysarthria. (Source: ASHA.org)