The Philippine Association of Speech Pathologists (PASP) is a non-stock, non-profit organization that seeks to work for the advancement of Speech Pathology as a discipline, as a service and as a profession through further education and research.
What is Speech-Language Pathology?
Speech-Language Pathology is a branch of rehabilitation devoted to the study of human communication, its normal development and its disorder.
It is concerned with helping children and adults who may have articulation, hearing, voice, fluency, swallowing difficulties and language disorders.
The Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP)
In the Philippines, the SLP has a Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology or Speech-Language Pathology (BSSP or BSSLP). The SLP may also have a Master’s or Doctoral degree in Speech Pathology or Speech-Language Pathology from accredited higher education institutions. Currently, there is no licensure exam but the Philippine Association of Speech Pathologists provides a certification for professionals.
Any person, child or adult, with communication, speech, language or swallowing disorders may seek the service of a Speech-Language Pathologist.
SLP clientele typically consists of but not limited to:
SLPs work in a variety of setting:
SLPs assume various ROLES:
SLPs work hand in hand with other professionals:
Allied Medical Group: Audiologists, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Nurses and Dieticians
Dental Group: Dentists, Orthodontists and Prosthodontists
Medical Group: Developmental Pediatricians, General Pediatricians, Geneticists, ENTs, Psychiatrists and Surgeons
Education Group: School Administrators and Teachers Community Group: Municipal Health Officer and Community Health Workers