Speech Language Pathologists (also known as Speech Pathologists or Speech Therapists) assess, diagnose, treat, and help to prevent communication and swallowing disorders in children and adults.
Speech-language pathologists work with a variety of clients including but not limited to:
Infants with feeding/swallowing difficulties
Toddlers with delayed language development,
Preschoolers and school age children with articulation and phonological disorders, language delays/disorders, delayed play skill development, delayed pragmatic language skills,
Children with Autism or other syndromes
Children with language processing disorders and language-based learning disabilities.
Individuals who stutter.
Individuals with voice disorders
Individuals with difficulty swallowing
Hearing impaired individuals
Individuals who have a stroke, head injury, or neurological disorders that affects speech, language, cognition, or swallowing
Individuals who wish to modify their accent.
Speech-language pathologists work in a variety of settings including: Public and private schools, Hospitals, Rehabilitation centers, Short-term and long-term care facilities, Colleges or universities, Private practice offices, State and local health departments, State and governmental agencies, Home health agencies, Adult day care centers/Centers for developmental disabilities, and Research laboratories.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
Evaluate patients to determine their specific speech or language challenges, such as swallowing disorders, stuttering, inappropriate pitch or delayed language, then develop and implement treatment plans to address these issues
Maintain accurate documentation and write reports detailing initial evaluation, progress, treatment and discharge information
Monitor patients’ progress continually and make treatment plan adjustments when needed
Educate patients and their family members on speech-related topics, including coping strategies for communication problems and techniques for improved communication
Attend individualized education program (IEP) meetings for students
Consult with teachers, parents, or medical providers as necessary
Provide referrals when appropriate
1+ years of work experience in a clinical setting (hospital/skilled nursing facility/school system) as a Speech Language Pathologist
Active/Unencumbered State Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) License
ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) - per State/Facility
Valid photo ID (driver's license, passport, or State ID)
Current TB screen
Current BLS Certification
Successful completion of a Background Check and Medely's screening process