UAB Medicine

Speech and Language Pathology

Speech and language therapists at UAB provide comprehensive treatment for dysphagia, dysarthria, aphasia, cognitive-linguistic disorders and tracheostomy patients from neonates to geriatrics. Speech and language therapists have the opportunity to work with cutting edge technology and research across the continuum of care for all populations. For those patients with swallowing disorders, SLPs use fluoroscopy and endoscopic studies for diagnostics and then use surface electromyography and neuromuscular electrical stimulation as treatment options. Another specialty area within speech therapy at UAB includes constraint induced aphasia treatment as well as general aphasia treatment across the UAB continuum. Collaboration with physicians on a daily basis for UAB speech therapists is an important part of their treatment planning throughout many of the medical specialties.

The Speech Therapy department at UAB annually hosts a continuing education forum with nationally recognized speakers that provides educational hours and opportunities to learn the most up to date research and treatments available.

Minimum  Requirements:

  • Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology

Other Requirements:

  • Currently licensed with a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) by the Alabama Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (ABESPA).
  • Currently certified or eligible to be certified with Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).