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Speech and language therapists

Speech and language therapists are responsible for the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of speech, language, fluency and voice disorders caused by disability, injury or illness.

£35,668

Median Salary

New workers start around £24,621. Normal pay is £35,668 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £52,027.

Daily Tasks

  • Writes reports and maintains client caseloads.
  • Counsels relatives to help cope with the problems created by a patient.
  • Attends case conferences and liaises with other specialists such as doctors, teachers, social workers and psychologists.
  • Treats speech and language disorders by coaching and counselling clients or through the use of artificial communication devices.
  • Designs and initiates appropriate rehabilitation and/or remedial programmes of treatment.
  • Assesses, tests and diagnoses a client.

Skills employers are asking for

  • Learning Strategies
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Active Learning
  • Monitoring
  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Writing
  • Mathematics
  • Science

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