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