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