Speech-Language Pathology Rehabilitation Therapy and Services


Jobs in this family plan, organize, oversee, and participate in rehabilitative programs that facilitate rehabilitation of or restore functional communication capabilities and skills of patients/residents with mental disabilities, disorders, or injuries.

Typical functions

The functions within this job family will vary by level, but may include the following:

  • Aid in establishing pre-speech skills in treatment sessions with patients/residents.
  • Chart daily behavior and case histories; prepare progress notes on assigned cases.
  • Administer diagnostic tests to determine the nature and extent of speech disorders.

The work assigned to positions in this series ranges from implementing therapy plans to developing speech-language therapy plans and programs.

Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant

This is a licensed professional position accountable for helping in the evaluation and treatment of communication disorders.  Employees assist in the development and implementation of treatment plans through evaluating patients, recommending or administering therapy, preparing case histories, documenting progress notes, and assisting families and teachers of individuals with speech and hearing problems.  Works under the direction and supervision of a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist with periodic review of work methods, reports, and processes.

Knowledge, skills & abilities

Knowledge of the various types of speech, language, and hearing disorders. Knowledge of the normal development of speech, language and hearing abilities; and the effect of degenerative processes.  Ability to prepare case histories, progress reports, and recommendations. Ability to develop, implement, and evaluate a basic therapy plan.

Typical qualifications

Licensure as a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant.

Pay grade

Speech-Language Pathologist

Positions at this level are accountable for planning, developing, evaluating, coordinating, implementing, and monitoring speech, language, and hearing services for children and/or adults.  Accountable for   administering and arranging for remedial and therapeutic services through individual or group instruction.  Observes patients and monitors and tests for progress. Provides consultation to educational and treatment staff and participates as a member of an interdisciplinary team in developing and implementing individual treatment plans.  Work may include supervision of subordinate staff engaged in speech and hearing activities.

Knowledge, skills & abilities

In addition to those identified in the previous level:  Knowledge of the current principles, procedures, techniques, and instrumentation used in evaluating the speech, language, and hearing status of children and/or adults. Knowledge of the relationships among speech, language and hearing problems, with particular concern for individuals having multiple disabilities.  Ability to evaluate communication potential of patients/residents and apply appropriate therapy plans.

Typical qualifications

Licensure as a Speech-Language Pathologist.

Pay grade