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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.


Median Salary

New workers start around £13,577. Normal pay is £28,571 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £40,464.

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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