Career outlook for speech and language therapist
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would assess, support and treat adults and children who have communication problems.
Your work would be important in helping people who have:
- Difficulties in speaking clearly
- Problems understanding language
- Problems using language
- A stammer
- Difficulties with feeding, chewing or swallowing
These issues may be a result of injury, stroke, cancer, Parkinson’s disease, a mental health problem or learning difficulty.
You could work with clients in either one-to-one or group sessions.
- Talk with clients, observe them and test them
- Plan and develop therapy programmes
- Support clients through treatment
- Work closely with colleagues, such as doctors and teachers
- Help parents and carers to continue the therapy at home
- Keep detailed progress records
You can see more about this role in the National Health Service on the Speech and language therapist page on the NHS Scotland Careers website.
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- Verbal communication
- Problem solving
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- Motivating others
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