Speech-Language Pathologists

Speech-Language Pathologists

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.

Key Competencies * Dependability * Concern for Others * Integrity * Cooperation * Adaptability/Flexibility * Attention to Detail * Self Control * Initiative * Achievement/Effort * Independence

Representative Tasks * 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. * 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. * Monitor patients' progress and adjust treatments accordingly.


Health Care & Social Assistance, Educational Services,

Job Family Healthcare Practitioners and Technical

Sample Job Titles Bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist, Communication Specialist, Educational Speech-Language Clinician, Language Pathologist, Oral Therapist, Speech and Hearing Clinic Director, Speech and Language Clinician, Speech and Language Specialist, Speech Correction Consultant, Speech Language Pathologist, Speech Pathologist, Speech Therapist, Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP), Speech/Language Therapist, Teacher of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped, Voice Pathologist.