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Assess and treat persons with speech, language, voice, and fluency disorders. May select alternative communication systems and teach their use. May perform research related to speech and language problems.
- The SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) code is 29-1127.00
- The Mean Annual Wage in the U.S. is $ 78,210.00
- The Mean Hourly Wage is $ 37.00
- Currently, there are 135,980 people on this job
☝️ Information based on the reference occupation “Speech-Language Pathologists”.
Also Known As…
- Speech-Language Pathologists
- Teacher of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped
- Speech/Language Therapist
- Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP)
- Speech Therapist
- Speech Pathologist
- Speech and Language Specialist
- Speech and Language Clinician
- Educational Speech-Language Clinician
- Communication Specialist
- Bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist
- Voice Pathologist
- Speech Correction Consultant
- Speech and Hearing Clinic Director
- Oral Therapist
Tasks for “Language Pathologist”
- Develop individual or group activities or programs in schools to deal with behavior, speech, language, or swallowing problems.
- Consult with and advise educators or medical staff on speech or hearing topics, such as communication strategies or speech and language stimulation.
- Use computer applications to identify or assist with communication disabilities.
- Conduct lessons or direct educational or therapeutic games to assist teachers dealing with speech problems.
- Educate patients and family members about various topics, such as communication techniques or strategies to cope with or to avoid personal misunderstandings.
- Administer hearing or speech and language evaluations, tests, or examinations to patients to collect information on type and degree of impairments, using written or oral tests or special instruments.
- Consult with and refer clients to additional medical or educational services.
- Participate in and write reports for meetings regarding patients' progress, such as individualized educational planning (IEP) meetings, in-service meetings, or intervention assistance team meetings.
- Complete administrative responsibilities, such as coordinating paperwork, scheduling case management activities, or writing lesson plans.
- Monitor patients' progress and adjust treatments accordingly.
- Develop speech exercise programs to reduce disabilities.
- Conduct or direct research on speech or hearing topics and report findings for use in developing procedures, technologies, or treatments.
- Evaluate hearing or speech and language test results, barium swallow results, or medical or background information to diagnose and plan treatment for speech, language, fluency, voice, or swallowing disorders.
- Write reports and maintain proper documentation of information, such as client Medicaid or billing records or caseload activities, including the initial evaluation, treatment, progress, and discharge of clients.
- Communicate with non-speaking students, using sign language or computer technology.
- Teach clients to control or strengthen tongue, jaw, face muscles, or breathing mechanisms.
- Supervise or collaborate with therapy team.
- Design, develop, or employ alternative diagnostic or communication devices or strategies.
- Participate in conferences, training, continuing education courses, or publish research results to share knowledge of new hearing or speech disorder treatment methods or technologies.
- Provide communication instruction to dialect speakers or students with limited English proficiency.
- Instruct clients in techniques for more effective communication, such as sign language, lip reading, or voice improvement.
- Develop or implement treatment plans for problems such as stuttering, delayed language, swallowing disorders, or inappropriate pitch or harsh voice problems, based on own assessments and recommendations of physicians, psychologists, or social workers.
Related Technology & Tools
- Reading pens
- Compact stereo systems
- Personal computers
- Laptop computers
- Electroglottographs EGG
- Sound booths
- Video stroboscopes
- Airflow measurement devices
- Sound switches
- Digital audio recorders
- Electromyographs EMG
- Augmentative communication devices
- Desktop computers
- Speech therapy mirrors
- Infrared switches
- Alternative computer keyboards
- Subglottal air pressure measurement devices
- Digital cameras
- Handheld camcorders
- Tablet computers
- Therapeutic voice synthesizers
- Touch switches
- Jellybean switches
- Diagnostic stroboscopes
- Compact disk CD players
- Tape recorders
- Video cassette recorders VCR
- Dynamic display devices
- Closed circuit television systems
- Recording microphones
- Digital video stroboscopy systems
- Speech analysis software
- Avaaz Innovations Computerized Speech Research Environment CSRE
- KayPENTAX Multi-Speech
- Text to speech software
- Learning Fundamentals Speech Visualization
- KayPENTAX Nasometer
- Adobe Systems Adobe Audition
- ELR Software eLr Extra Language Resources
- Email software
- Avaaz Innovations AphasiaMate
- Language analysis software
- Microsoft Word
- Avaaz Innovations Interactive Voice Analysis System IVANS
- Signal analysis software
- Web browser software
- Micro Video Voice Speech Training System
- Words+ E Z Keys for Windows
- Bungalow Software Aphasia Tutor
- Microsoft Office
- Propeller Multimedia React2
- Microsoft Excel
- Biofeedback software