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Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists [NOC 3141]

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

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

Speech-language pathologists and Audiologists are employed in hospitals, community and public health centres, extended care facilities, day clinics, rehabilitation centres and educational institutions, or may work in private practice.

Interestingly, one licensed speech pathologist, the late Sam Chwat, used the knowledge he gained to become a famous accent trainer in Hollywood.

Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists [NOC 3141]
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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, cognitive-linguistic 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.
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 and Audiologists may take any of the following sample titles:

amplification audiologist
audiologist
audiologist, research
audiology clinician
audiology specialist
certified audiologist
certified hearing aid audiologist
clinical audiologist
community audiologist
community speech-language pathologist
diagnostic audiologist
dispensing audiologist
educational audiologist
educational speech-language pathologist
industrial audiologist
logopedist
pathologist, speech
pathologist, speech-language
pediatric audiologist
research audiologist
specialist, audiology
speech and hearing therapist
speech pathologist
speech therapist
speech-language clinician
speech-language pathologist
speech-language pathologist clinician
speech-language pathologist researcher
therapist, speech
therapist, speech and hearing

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