Speech therapists are also called speech language pathologists (SLPs) and speech pathologists.
Speech therapist treats children and adults and gives them proper counseling.
Speech therapy is an allied branch of health science that deals with speech, voice and language disorders of a person.
Speech Therapy and Audiology has emerged as a promising career option in recent times.
A person having a degree or diploma in speech therapy is called a speech therapist. The increasing awareness among people for the treatment of speech and hearing related disorders has increased the demand for these specialists.
Hence a career as a speech therapist is proving to be very good for the students.
If you also see the possibilities of your employment in this field, then this issue of your favorite newspaper Amrit Vichar is going to be very helpful for you.
speech therapy courses online
Candidates have to visit the website of the institute where they want to take admission and check the eligibility criteria.
• After which candidates should fill their registration form with a running mail id and phone number and generate login id.
• After creating login id candidates have to fill application form and upload documents
Have to do
After that candidates have to pay their application fees and take the receipt of the application form for future reference.
In case of merit based admission the college will release a list of qualified candidates.
• In case of entrance test, the list of qualified candidates is issued by the agency. Candidates have to make their choices during the last round of counselling.
what is career scope
Due to the increase in the cases of hearing loss in the world, the demand for professional audiologists has increased.
Apart from government and private hospitals, audiologists are appointed at places like child development centres, rehabilitation centres. Their services are also taken by counseling centers, NGOs and pre-schools.
Nowadays many youths have started practicing by opening their own clinic after doing a course related to Audiology and Speech Therapy. There is a lot of income in this too. After doing audiology course, there are many employment opportunities in foreign countries also.
Science in 12th is a compulsory
four year paramedical course. This course is recognized by the Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI). It is an employment provider. For admission, it is necessary to have 12th pass with at least 50 percent marks.
In 12th, study of any one subject out of Physics, Chemistry along with Biology, Mathematics, Computer Science, Statics, Electronics, Psychology is compulsory.
speech therapist tasks
Determining the type and extent of speech impairment, the site of impairment and the resulting effect on understanding and speech.
To implement accommodation and rehabilitation services for patients. Use and explain various tests like discrimination test, speech reception, air and bone conduction etc.
Evaluate test results in relation to behavioural, social, educational and medical information obtained from patients, their families, teachers, speech pathologists and other professionals.
Determining communication problems related to hearing impairment. To instruct persons with speech disabilities in the development of desirable speech habits by training in articulation.
- Providing counseling for persons with speech and language disabilities. Counseling with the patient’s family regarding social and psychological problems associated with speech impairment.