What do speech-language pathologists do?
The profession of speech-language pathologist is ranked tenth on its list of the best jobs of 2014 by CareerCast.com.
U.S. News & World Report, 2012: Speech-Language Pathologist: #14 of Top 25 Jobs in 2012, predicting about 28,000 new therapist positions in the workplace by 2020.
Speech-Language Pathologists topped CNN Money’s list as the #1 Best job for Working Parents. The occupation of speech-language pathologist is rated as a fulfilling, high-paying profession, offering flexible schedules to accommodate working parents and rated #29 out of 100 best jobs for 2012! (CNN Money, October 2011)
What do speech language pathologists do?
- Training with alternative/augmentative communication devices for those with limited ability to verbally communicate
- Aural rehabilitation for individuals who are hearing impaired
- Treatment for articulation errors
- Provide therapy to individuals with delayed language development
- Early intervention among preschoolers
- Work with children to improve language skills and academic performance
- Treat people who have experienced a stroke or brain trauma to regain language and speech functions
- Assist individuals who are experiencing swallowing difficulties
- Assist individuals in developing proper control of the vocal and respiratory systems for correct voice production
- Counsel individuals and families to better cope with speech and language disorders
- Help those who stutter to increase fluency
- Participate in clinical (applied) and/or basic research related to speech-language disorders and their effects
- Teach and supervise future speech-language pathologists
EXAMPLES OF WHERE AUDIOLOGISTS AND SPEECH PATHOLOGISTS WORK
- Hospitals and rehabilitation centers.
- Nursing care facilities and community clinics.
- Colleges and universities.
- Private practice offices.
- State and local health departments.
- State and federal government agencies.
- Home health agencies (home care).
- Long-term facilities.
- Adult day care centers.
- Research laboratories and institutes.
- Private industry.
- Nonprofit clinics.
- Public and private schools.
OUR SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS IN THE NEWS
Geogrina Lynch Joins Expert Panel Discussion on PBS Health Matters: “Understanding Autism” (December 2012)
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