How to Become a Speech-Language Pathologist

Speech-Language Pathologist Job Description

Speech-language pathologists are responsible for preventing, assessing, diagnosing and treating speech, language, voice, fluency and swallowing disorders among children and adults.



Speech-Language Pathologist Job Duties

  • Participate in research studies and public education activities
  • Consult with educators and caregivers regarding speech and language stimulation and communication strategies
  • Teach communication strategies to children and adults experiencing communication disorders
  • Educate and supervise students and support personnel
  • Design and implement augmentative and alternative communication strategies and devices
  • Work with professionals from other disciplines in order to assess the conditions and needs of clients
  • Develop treatment plans for clients




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