The Speech-Language Pathologists industry has experienced steady conditions and stable growth over the past five years to 2017. In recent years, rising student enrollment rates have stimulated demand for the industry's diagnostic and treatment services. Most importantly, increased access to health insurance has better enabled individuals to afford industry services, as many speech-language pathology services are covered by health insurance. As a result, more individuals have obtained private health insurance coverage, better enabling them to access industry services. Moreover, the PPACA has increased the number of individuals with government health insurance by expanding access to Medicaid. These trends are expected to continue over the next five years to 2022. Growth of the industry's main markets, students and the elderly, is expected to remain strong.
This industry comprises establishments of health practitioners that primarily evaluate, diagnose and treat speech, language, cognitive-communication and swallowing disorders.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.