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