Speech-  Language  Pathology:   Hospitals      vs.School Systems
Questions: What  is the difference between a hospital  SLP and a school SLP? Does one have a higher job demand  than the...
Hospital Speech-Language        Pathologists
Job Setting  The job setting of a speech-languagepathologist that works in a hospital includes               the following...
Work Involved  Working alongside       Create Individualized     other medical         Treatment Plans for      practition...
Swallowing                     TestSLP assisting apatient with a    snack
Education and Training                 Master’s Degree    approximately 240 colleges and universitiesoffered graduate prog...
Job Outlook and EarningsThe general job outlook for speech-language         pathologists is very good   Median annual earn...
Median Annual EarningsNursing Care Facilities     $79,120Home Health Care Services   $77,030General Medical andSurgical Ho...
School SystemSpeech-Language Pathologist
Work Involved Working with students with reduced speech  intelligibility, as well as students with Down    Syndrome or Aut...
Education and Training                  Praxis ExamMaster’s Degree
300 to 375 hours  of supervised      clinicalexperience, and nine months of  postgraduate  professional      clinical   ex...
Job Outlook and Earnings   ASHA-certified school-based speech-language   pathologists responded to ASHA’s 2008 SchoolSurve...
Answers  What is the difference between a hospital speech-language pathologist and a school     system speech-language pat...
Does on have a                           higher job demand                             than the other?After researching th...
Hospital                  How different are                  the job settings?                      This kind of goes alon...
What type of work is involved        in each job setting?    Hospital Setting                    School Settingwork alongs...
Are there any specialcertifications needed to work  in a hospital job setting?   No, the only difference of working in a  ...
ConclusionIf they are interested in working with only  children and don’t mind having a little  bit lower income, they wou...
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  1. 1. Speech- Language Pathology: Hospitals vs.School Systems
  2. 2. Questions: What is the difference between a hospital SLP and a school SLP? Does one have a higher job demand than the other? How different are the job settings? What type of work is involved in each job setting? Are there any special certifications needed to work in a hospital job setting?
  3. 3. Hospital Speech-Language Pathologists
  4. 4. Job Setting The job setting of a speech-languagepathologist that works in a hospital includes the following: Working at a desk filling out paper workOccasionally being at a patient’s bedside and assist in moving patients
  5. 5. Work Involved Working alongside Create Individualized other medical Treatment Plans for practitioners each patientKeep detailed records Meet with families to of patients (initial help recognizing and assessment, progress eliminate any made, time of behavior patterns that discharge act as progress Diagnose and treat impediments speech related disorders
  6. 6. Swallowing TestSLP assisting apatient with a snack
  7. 7. Education and Training Master’s Degree approximately 240 colleges and universitiesoffered graduate programs for speech-language pathology accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation at Master’s and Doctoral levels in 2009 Typical Licensing RequirementsMaster’s Degree from an accredited program, apassing score on the Praxis Examination, 300-375 hours of supervised clinical experience, and 9 months of postgraduate professional clinical experience
  8. 8. Job Outlook and EarningsThe general job outlook for speech-language pathologists is very good Median annual earnings for a hospital speech-language pathologist range from $60,000 to almost $80,000
  9. 9. Median Annual EarningsNursing Care Facilities $79,120Home Health Care Services $77,030General Medical andSurgical Hospitals $68,430Offices of Other HealthPractitioners $67,910
  10. 10. School SystemSpeech-Language Pathologist
  11. 11. Work Involved Working with students with reduced speech intelligibility, as well as students with Down Syndrome or Autism Spectrum DisordersProvide speech-language therapy and testing for students aged 3 thru grade two Meet with teachers, parents, and psychologists to discuss the improvement of the students, including any concerns Create Individualized Treatment Plans
  12. 12. Education and Training Praxis ExamMaster’s Degree
  13. 13. 300 to 375 hours of supervised clinicalexperience, and nine months of postgraduate professional clinical experience
  14. 14. Job Outlook and Earnings ASHA-certified school-based speech-language pathologists responded to ASHA’s 2008 SchoolSurvey, and 71 percent of them indicated that there was a shortage of qualified speech-language pathologists in their school district In 2006, CareerPlanner.com INC stated that the median annual wage for school speech-languagepathologists was $53,110, while the Bureau of Labor Statistics stated in 2008 that the median annual wage was $58,140.
  15. 15. Answers What is the difference between a hospital speech-language pathologist and a school system speech-language pathologist? As far as education, training, andcertifications go, there is really no differencebetween a hospital SLP and an SLP that works in the school system. The only majordifference is that one works in a hospital with individuals of various ages, and the other works in a school system with only children.
  16. 16. Does on have a higher job demand than the other?After researching the differences between thehospital and school system speech-languagepathologist, the conclusion was made that it reallydepends on where you live at. In one place theremay be a higher demand for speech-languagepathologists in a schoolsystem, whereas inanother place there maybe a higher demand in ahospital.
  17. 17. Hospital How different are the job settings? This kind of goes along with the question of what is the difference between a hospital SLP and a school system SLP. The main difference in the job settings is that the hospital speech- language pathologist has to beSchool System acquainted with the charts, swallowing tests, and interacting with people of various ages, while a school speech- language pathologist will only need to be acquainted with working specifically with children and interacting with other professional personnel, such as teachers and psychologists.
  18. 18. What type of work is involved in each job setting? Hospital Setting School Settingwork alongside other medical provide speech-language workers who keep detailed therapy and testing for students records of the patient’s aged three through grade two diagnose and treat speech will see students in individual and related disorders such as small group sessions, or co-lead those related to language, full-class language groups with speech, voice, swallowing, classroom teachers cognitive communication, attend team meetings every and fluency week with school staff members,make an individual treatment parents, and psychologists to plan discuss team evaluations and themeet with the families to help progress of the students, alongrecognize and eliminate any with any teachers’ concernsbehavior patterns that act as to write evaluation reports, progress impediments progress reports, and Individualized Education Programs
  19. 19. Are there any specialcertifications needed to work in a hospital job setting? No, the only difference of working in a hospital is that the speech-language pathologist will work with individuals ofvarious ages, as well as perform other duties such as swallowing tests, and assisting in moving patients if needed to.
  20. 20. ConclusionIf they are interested in working with only children and don’t mind having a little bit lower income, they would be more comfortable working in a school system If they would like to work with people of all ages and are looking for a higher salary than that of a school systemspeech-language pathologist, then they would be comfortable in a hospital setting

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