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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”
- 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.
- Conduct or direct research on speech or hearing topics and report findings for use in developing procedures, technologies, or treatments.
- Provide communication instruction to dialect speakers or students with limited English proficiency.
- 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.
- Complete administrative responsibilities, such as coordinating paperwork, scheduling case management activities, or writing lesson plans.
- Supervise or collaborate with therapy team.
- Teach clients to control or strengthen tongue, jaw, face muscles, or breathing mechanisms.
- Monitor patients' progress and adjust treatments accordingly.
- Consult with and refer clients to additional medical or educational services.
- 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.
- Communicate with non-speaking students, using sign language or computer technology.
- Instruct clients in techniques for more effective communication, such as sign language, lip reading, or voice improvement.
- Develop speech exercise programs to reduce disabilities.
- Design, develop, or employ alternative diagnostic or communication devices or strategies.
- 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.
- 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.
- Conduct lessons or direct educational or therapeutic games to assist teachers dealing with speech problems.
- Participate in conferences, training, continuing education courses, or publish research results to share knowledge of new hearing or speech disorder treatment methods or technologies.
- Consult with and advise educators or medical staff on speech or hearing topics, such as communication strategies or speech and language stimulation.
- Educate patients and family members about various topics, such as communication techniques or strategies to cope with or to avoid personal misunderstandings.
- Develop individual or group activities or programs in schools to deal with behavior, speech, language, or swallowing problems.
- Use computer applications to identify or assist with communication disabilities.
Related Technology & Tools
- Dynamic display devices
- Video cassette recorders VCR
- Speech therapy mirrors
- Digital audio recorders
- Sound booths
- Diagnostic stroboscopes
- Reading pens
- Handheld camcorders
- Personal computers
- Closed circuit television systems
- Compact disk CD players
- Electromyographs EMG
- Tape recorders
- Video stroboscopes
- Laptop computers
- Recording microphones
- Desktop computers
- Airflow measurement devices
- Digital video stroboscopy systems
- Tablet computers
- Alternative computer keyboards
- Augmentative communication devices
- Electroglottographs EGG
- Infrared switches
- Therapeutic voice synthesizers
- Sound switches
- Compact stereo systems
- Subglottal air pressure measurement devices
- Digital cameras
- Jellybean switches
- Touch switches
- Words+ E Z Keys for Windows
- Adobe Systems Adobe Audition
- Micro Video Voice Speech Training System
- Learning Fundamentals Speech Visualization
- Avaaz Innovations Computerized Speech Research Environment CSRE
- Propeller Multimedia React2
- Text to speech software
- Web browser software
- Microsoft Word
- Biofeedback software
- Microsoft Office
- Bungalow Software Aphasia Tutor
- Signal analysis software
- KayPENTAX Nasometer
- Email software
- Microsoft Excel
- ELR Software eLr Extra Language Resources
- KayPENTAX Multi-Speech
- Speech analysis software
- Language analysis software
- Avaaz Innovations Interactive Voice Analysis System IVANS
- Avaaz Innovations AphasiaMate