Entry-Level Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) Salary (Canada)
The average salary for an Entry-Level Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) is C$58,958 per year.
|Salary||C$36,567 - C$79,006|
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|C$44,506 - C$90,322|
|Hourly Rate||C$27.94 - C$56.67|
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Job Description for Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP)
A speech language pathologist (SLP) works with adults and children having some difficulty with speech or processing language properly. Their patients may have problems related to motor and physical skills, as well as cognitive issues affecting the ability to express language. A speech language pathologist's patients may range from those seeking help with stuttering or disfluency to those suffering from more serious difficulties such as aphasia (the inability to articulate any speech).Read More...
Many of the patients seen by speech language pathologists are children or adolescents facing development roadblocks in language articulation; a teacher or parent may have identified some impediment, delay or other articulation disorder. Many times, a pathologist works with family members to understand potential causes and resources to devise strategies to assist the patient. However, speech language pathologists may also work with adults - including older adults - suffering from neurological injury or other difficulties that may result in severe speech problems that affect the understanding and expression of language.
Speech language pathology generally requires an undergraduate degree in a relevant field, as well as a graduate degree in speech pathology and board certification and licensing. Most speech language pathologists work in specialized speech clinics, although they may work in medical centers and hospitals as well. (Copyright 2018 PayScale.com)
Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) Tasks
- Document the initial evaluation, treatment, progress and discharge of patients.
- Instruct patients in communication techniques and teach speech, muscle and breathing exercises.
- Develop, implement and monitor treatment plans for problems such as stuttering, delayed language, swallowing disorders and or voice problems, adjust treatments accordingly.
- Administer hearing, speech and language evaluations, tests and examinations to patients.
- Evaluate hearing, speech and language test results, medical background to diagnose and plan treatment for speech, language, fluency, voice and swallowing disorders.
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