Speaking up: Rising student enrollment rates will boost demand for industry services

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...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Subsidized state and federal healthcare exchanges have expanded private health insurance rolls
  • Healthcare reform has also increased the number of Americans who rely on government insurance
  • Demand from educational services will increase alongside school enrollment
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The Speech-Language Pathologists industry is characterized by low barriers to entry. However, speech-language pathologists experience educational barriers related to securing their license, which vary from state to state. Moreover, the industry is highly skilled, with speech pathologists requiring either a doctoral or master's degree. Furthermore, some states have additional requirements that pathologists continue their education even after receiving a license. Additionally, some states have a code of ethics and telepractice provisions, which add barriers to entry for some speech-language pathologists. In some areas, however, low practitioner-to-population ratios keep barriers to entry low. Fin...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Speech-Language Pathologists Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Speech-Language Pathologists Industry are

  • Development of a symbiotic relationship with another industry
  • Having a good reputation
  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of K-12 students and Number of adults aged 65 and older in the Speech-Language Pathologists industry impact industry performance..

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    What's in this report

    What is the Speech-Language Pathologists Industry?

    This industry comprises establishments of health practitioners that primarily evaluate, diagnose and treat speech, language, cognitive-communication and swallowing disorders.

    Industry Products
  • Hearing loss
  • Auditory processing disorder
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Pragmatics and social communication language disorders
  • Semantics, morphology and syntax language disorders
  • Industry Activities
  • Monitor patients' progress and adjust treatments
  • Develop treatment plans for problems such as hearing loss and auditory processing disorder
  • Evaluate hearing or speech and language test results
  • Develop individual or group programs in schools to deal with speech and language problems
  • Instruct clients in techniques for more effective communication
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Number of K-12 students
  • Number of adults aged 65 and older
  • Number of people with private health insurance
  • Federal funding for Medicare and Medicaid
  • Per capita disposable income

  • Current Performance
  • Steady demand from schools
  • Expanding health insurance rolls
  • Reimbursement policy uncertainty
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Demographic shifts
  • Healthcare reform spurs demand
  • Industry challenges
  • Table: Speech-Language Pathologists Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Speech-Language Pathologists Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Health & Medical Insurance
  • Primary Care Doctors
  • Specialist Doctors
  • Home Care Providers
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing Care Facilities

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Brand Name Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • Generic Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • Medical Instrument & Supply Manufacturing
  • Primary Care Doctors
  • Specialist Doctors

  • Products & Services
  • Other
  • Semantics, morphology and syntax language disorders
  • Pragmatics and social communication language disorders
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Hearing loss
  • Auditory processing disorder
  • Chart: Speech-Language Pathologists Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Schools
  • Nonresidential healthcare facilities
  • Hospitals
  • Residential healthcare facilities
  • Colleges and universities
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Speech-Language Pathologists Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Rent and utilities
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Speech-Language Pathologists

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Speech-Language Pathologists Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Speech-Language Pathologists Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Speech-Language Pathologists Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Number of K-12 students (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Auditory Processing Disorder (Apd)
  • Also known as central auditory processing disorder (CAPD), APD is an umbrella term for a variety of disorders that affect the way the brain processes auditory information.
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (Asd)
  • A development disorder that encompasses a wide range of symptoms, skills, and levels of impairment or disability, such as persistent deficits in social communication and social interaction.
  • Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act (Ppaca)
  • The healthcare reform law passed in 2010 that subsidized state and federal healthcare exchanges and mandated uninsured individuals purchase healthcare insurance.
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