About Us

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.

PASP aims to ensure that Speech Pathologists practicing in the Philippines are qualified, equipped with proper training and knowledge to provide quality service to their clients.

PASP sets the standards of practice and formulates code of ethics for the profession.

Professional speech pathologists promote the effective functioning of the speech, hearing, and language mechanism of individuals by properly evaluating, identifying, managing, and preventing speech, language, voice, fluency, and other related communication disorders, as well as feeding and swallowing problems.

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 benefit from the services of a Speech-Language Pathologist. 

SLPs work with:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder 
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder 
  • Learning Disability 
  • Communication Disorder 
  • Intellectual Disability 
  • Cleft Lip and Palate 
  • Down Syndrome 
  • Hearing Impairment 
  • Stuttering and other Fluency Disorders 
  • Voice Disorders and Laryngectomee 
  • Dysphagia and swallowing disorders 
  • Stroke or Head Injury and other Neurogenic Disorders 

SLPs work in: 

  • Hospitals 
  • Public and Private Schools 
  • Rehabilitation Centers 
  • Colleges and Universities 
  • Private Clinics 
  • Research Centers 
  • Government and Non-government Agencies 

SLPs work as: 

  • Clinicians 
  • Educators 
  • Administrators 
  • Researchers
  • Community Health Workers 
  • Consultants 
  • Counselors 

SLPs frequently collaborate with: 

  • Developmental Pediatricians
  • General Pediatricians
  • Geneticists
  • Otorhinolaryngologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Surgeons 
  • Audiologists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Nurses
  • Dieticians
  • Dentists (including Orthodontists and Prosthodontists)
  • School Administrators
  • Teachers
  • Municipal Health Officers and Community Health Workers

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