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.
Also called: Speech and Language Specialist, Speech Pathologist, Speech Therapist, Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP)

Knowledge:

    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Math and Science
  • psychology
    Business
  • customer service
    Education and Training
  • teaching and course design

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    Social
  • understanding people's reactions
  • teaching people how to do something

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by writing
    Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • use rules to solve problems
    Hearing and Speech
  • recognize spoken words
  • speak clearly

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Dependability
  • Concern for Others
  • Integrity
  • Cooperation
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Attention to Detail

Technology:

    Medical software
  • Bungalow Software Aphasia Tutor
  • KayPENTAX Multi-Speech
    Analytical or scientific software
  • Avaaz Innovations Computerized Speech Research Environment CSRE
  • Language analysis software
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel

Education:

    master's degree
    certificate after master's
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