This is the job profile for the Speech Therapist.
The job scope of the Speech Therapist includes working with healthcare professionals to treat speech and language conditions such as disorders in fluency, articulation, voice, language, hearing, reading and writing. His patients may range from infants to the elderly.
The Speech Therapist’s job is to assess his patient’s condition, and then develop and implement treatment plans to help them overcome or minimize their speech impairment.
A Speech Therapist, like all other therapists, must be patient and encouraging with his patients. He must be a good communicator and a better listener.
Entry career requirements into this line would usually be a Degree/ Master’s in Speech Pathology. One may choose to work in acute hospitals or rehabilitative services. With experience and the demand for speech therapy interventions, career opportunities includes self-employment.