Speech Pathologist Duties and Responsibilities
Purpose of Classification:
Assesses and evaluates speech and language skills of disabled
clients. Instructs and/or oversees clinical students in
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
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
- 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
- Conducts speech therapy or language development classes for
- 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
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.
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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