Carolina Speech & Language Center in Summerville, South Carolina
Frequently asked questions
A lot of children talk late; how do I know if my child is really behind or not?
There are many reasons why some children talk later than others, sometimes due to position in the family, or chronic ear infections, or difficulty sequencing speech sounds. Sometimes the reason is more significant, therfore getting an evaluation by a certified speech-language pathologist can rule out or identify true problems.

What age does a patient have to be?
We treat infants, toddlers, preschoolers, elementary-aged children, adolescents, teenagers, and young adults.

What if I think my child does not hear well?
Contact a certified, licensed audiologist to schedule a screening or evaluation.

Do I need a doctor's prescription for speech therapy?
Yes a prescription is required before testing or treatment.

What is a speech-language pathologist?
A specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of any issues related to talking, understanding language, participating in conversation, eating, drinking and safe swallowing.

What type of training does a speech-language pathologist have?
A Bachelor's degree, which may or may not be in communication disorders, and a Master's degree specifically in speech-language pathology. Degree requirements include hundreds of hours of experience with patients of all ages and types of disorders.

What is the difference between a speech therapist and a speech-language pathologist?
The names are essentially equivalent
; however, it is important to determine that your specialist is licensed, certified, and a graduate of an accredited university.

What do the letters "CCC-SLP" mean after the therapist's name?

Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology. This certificate is awarded by the American Speech-Hearing-Language Association upon completion of a nine-month fellowship after graduate school, and having passed the national examination in speech-language pathology.

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