Speech-Language Pathologists 


Audiologists and speech-language pathologists diagnose, evaluate and treat human communication disorders including hearing, speech, language and voice disorders.


Aptitude: • Excellent Interpersonal Skills, • Organisational Skills, • Communication Skills, • Initiative, • Flexibility, • Adaptability, • Patience, • Team Working Skills.

Work: Audiologists perform some or all of the following duties: , Administer audiometric tests and examinations to diagnose and evaluate the degree and type of patients' hearing impairment; Plan and implement habilitation/rehabilitation programs for patients, including selection, fitting and adjustment of hearing aid devices, teaching speech (lip) reading and providing counselling; Establish personalized care plans working as a member of an interdisciplinary team; Conduct research related to hearing; May instruct students and other health care personnel. , Speech-language pathologists perform some or all of the following duties: , Administer tests and examinations and observe patients to diagnose and evaluate speech, voice, resonance, language, cognitivelinguistic and swallowing disorders; Plan and implement remedial programs to correct speech, language and voice disorders; Establish group and personalized care plans working as a member of an interdisciplinary team; Conduct research on speech and other communication disorders and on the development and design of diagnostic procedures and devices; May instruct students and other health care personnel.

Title Examples: Audiologist, Aural Rehabilitationist, Clinical Audiologist, Communicologist, Language Pathologists, Logopedist, Pathologists, Research Audiologist, Speech Pathologists, Speech-Language Pathologists

Useful Secondary School subjects: Biology, Chemistry, English, Physical Education

Degrees associated with this career: Bachelor, Master, Doctorate

Requirements: To be an audiologist or speech-language pathologist, you need a master's degree or equivalent in your chosen area of practice. You may need certification with a professional association and a licence in the province/territory where you'll work.

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