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Speech Pathologist Duties and Responsibilities

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Purpose of Classification:

Assesses and evaluates speech and language skills of disabled clients. Instructs and/or oversees clinical students in speech/language pathology.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is a specialized classification and not part of a series. Incumbents may be part of a diagnostic team that serves to identify principal intervention strategies and recommend therapy programs. Travel to field locations is required to conduct evaluations and training in speech/language pathology.

Examples of Duties:

  • Assesses speech and language skills, level of language development, articulation ability, and voice and fluency disorders of disabled clients using various instruments and techniques to determine the level of the disability and identify intervention strategies.
  • Reviews and discusses medical and case histories; schedules evaluations and previews upcoming cases; determines evaluation needs and strategies.
  • Meets with staff members and/or parents following evaluations to discuss clients' speech or language disorders.
  • Writes and reviews comprehensive evaluation reports to summarize tests utilized, results of tests, diagnosis of speech disability and recommended intervention strategies; creates and revises screening tools for test populations.
  • Coordinates student observations and clinical learning of speech/hearing therapy.
  • Conducts speech therapy or language development classes for clinical students.
  • Presents programs to the public and other agencies and generates support regarding speech/language pathology, intervention strategies and therapy programs; assists in the preparation of papers for presentation and/or publication.
  • Consults with and advises community schools of appropriate services for children with speech /language disabilities taking into account the knowledge, skills, and available resources of the therapist.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of speech and language disabilities.
  • Skill in communicating effectively with a variety of people of various socio-economic and educational backgrounds.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective relationships with disabled individuals.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master's degree in Speech Pathology AND two years experience evaluating clients with speech disabilities; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved. Must possess or be eligible to receive Certificate of Clinical Competency issued by the American Speech/Language/Hearing Association.


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