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Speech-Language Pathologists (SLP)

Speech-language pathologists, sometimes called speech therapists, assess, diagnose, treat, and help to prevent communication and swallowing disorders in patients. Speech, language, and swallowing disorders result from a variety of causes such as a stroke, brain injury, hearing loss, developmental delay, a cleft palate, cerebral palsy, or emotional problems.

When diagnosing patients, speech-language pathologists typically do the following:

  • Communicate with patients to evaluate their levels of speech or language difficulty
  • Determine the extent of communication problems by having a patient complete basic reading and vocalizing tasks or by giving standardized tests
  • Identify treatment options
  • Create and carry out an individualized treatment plan

When treating patients, speech-language pathologists typically do the following:

  • Teach patients how to make sounds and improve their voices
  • Teach alternative communication methods, such as sign language, to patients with little or no speech capability
  • Work with patients to increase their ability to read and write correctly
  • Work with patients to develop and strengthen the muscles used to swallow
  • Counsel patients and families on how to cope with communication disorders

Are You Looking For Permanent Placement as a Speech-Language Pathologist?

Let WellTech be your choice for your employment needs. We have access to opportunities in a variety of settings including, hospitals, home health agencies, school systems, long term care facilities, government institutions and other settings. Whether you’re a recent graduate or have years of experience our recruiters will match you with the right job to fit your professional background and goals.

Ample Opportunity and Excellent Pay!

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of speech-language pathologists is expected to increase 23 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations. As the large baby-boom population grows older, there will be more instances of health conditions that cause speech or language impairments, such as strokes and hearing loss. These increases are expected to add to the number of speech and language disorders in the population and require more speech-language pathologists to treat these patients.

Depending on location, experience, training and education, speech-language pathology jobs typically provide an annual salary range of between $42,970 and $103,630. The average yearly salary for speech-language pathologists in May 2010 was $66,920. At WellTech, our attentive staff will make sure that all of your qualifications are taken into consideration to ensure we provide the right speech-language therapy job match for you.

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