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The UK average salary is £28,758
There are 37.5 hours in the average working week
The UK workforce is 47% female and 53% male
DescriptionSpeech and language therapists are responsible for the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of speech, language, fluency and voice disorders caused by disability, injury or illness.
QualificationsEntrants require a recognised graduate or postgraduate degree that encompasses both theory and clinical practice. Successful completion of these courses leads to eligibility for a certificate to practice and membership of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists. Full membership is granted after completion of a year of supervised, post-qualifying experience.
- Assesses, tests and diagnoses a client’s condition;
- Designs and initiates appropriate rehabilitation and/or remedial programmes of treatment;
- Treats speech and language disorders by coaching and counselling clients or through the use of artificial communication devices;
- Attends case conferences and liaises with other specialists such as doctors, teachers, social workers and psychologists;
- Counsels relatives to help cope with the problems created by a patient’s disability;
- Writes reports and maintains client caseloads.