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