ERIC Number: ED420974
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Speech-Language Pathologist. Careers in Special Education and Related Services.
National Clearinghouse for Professions in Special Education, Reston, VA.
Designed for high school students interested in careers in special education and related services, this flyer outlines the role of the speech-language pathologist. It addresses the nature of the work, the education and personal qualities required to become a speech-language pathologist, job outlook and advancement, and how to prepare for a career as a speech-language pathologist. Speech-language pathologists are described as using a variety of interventions to help students understand their speech or language impairments and to help them achieve more normal communication. In addition to working with students with disabilities, they may also work with students who have limited English proficiency or dialect speakers who need communication instruction. School speech-language pathologists spend most of their time diagnosing disorders, and providing direct services. A master's degree in speech-language pathology is the minimum requirement to become a speech-language pathologist in almost every state. School speech-language pathologists are described as enjoying working with children, mature, patient, resourceful, and skillful in managing detailed paperwork. A profile of a school speech-language pathologist is provided to illustrate the challenges and benefits of the job. (CR)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Opportunities, Employment Qualifications, Higher Education, Language Impairments, Minimum Competencies, Occupational Information, Personality Traits, Speech Impairments, Speech Language Pathology, Staff Role
National Clearinghouse for Professions in Special Education, 1920 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1598; toll-free telephone: 800-641-7824; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; World Wide Web: http://www.cec.sped.org/ncpse.htm
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Clearinghouse for Professions in Special Education, Reston, VA.