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Become A Speech-Language Pathology Internship

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Working As A Speech-Language Pathology Internship

  • Developing Objectives and Strategies
  • Getting Information
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Deal with People

  • Make Decisions

  • $73,410

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Speech-Language Pathology Internship does

  • Developed and implemented speech/language therapy that reflects the individual education plan (IEP) for students.
  • Experience with Accent AAC system and ProLoQuo2Go app.
  • Designed and conducted an AB research design to investigate the effectiveness of Visual Phonics on children with childhood apraxia of speech.
  • Observed bedside and instrumental swallow assessments and treatment in acute care setting.
  • Observed and assisted speech-language pathologists in providing therapy for patients of all ages.
  • Collaborated with physicians, nurses, occupational therapists and physical therapists in the delivery of patient care and discharge planning.
  • Consulted on cases of voice disorders.
  • Completed lesson plans as well as highly detailed final discharge summaries
  • Provided speech, language, and cognitive therapies to adults with neurological disorders and traumatic brain injury.
  • Observed pediatric Modified Barium Swallow studies.
  • Collaborate with physical therapists, occupational therapists, audiologists, and medical doctors.
  • Delivered cognitive, dysphagia and speech therapy to adult patients at Mary Free Bed at Sparrow's Inpatient Rehabilitation Program.
  • -Directed a weekly aphasia treatment program for Veterans in the Adult Day Care Center.
  • Worked with school-aged children (Pre-K- 5th Grade) with articulation, phonological disorders, autism, and fluency disorders.
  • Managed a caseload of 45 Pre-K-8th grade students under a Master supervisor in a public school setting
  • Attended and participated in IEP meetings.
  • Assisted with the programming and training of an AAC device for a child diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy.
  • Treated clients diagnosed with Down syndrome, chromosome 22q deletion, and on the autism spectrum.
  • Planned and conducted individual and group therapy sessions based on IEP goals.
  • Provided speech and language treatment to adolescents with communication disorders.

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How To Become A Speech-Language Pathology Internship

Speech-language pathologists typically need at least a master’s degree. They must be licensed in most states; requirements vary by state.


Speech-language pathologists typically need at least a master’s degree. Although master’s programs do not require a particular undergraduate degree for admission, certain courses must be taken before entering a program. Required courses vary by institution.

Graduate programs often include courses in speech and language development, age-specific speech disorders, alternative communication methods, and swallowing disorders. These programs also include supervised clinical experience.

The Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA), part of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, accredits education programs in speech-language pathology. Graduation from an accredited program is required for certification and, often, for state licensure.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Almost all states require speech-language pathologists to be licensed. A license requires at least a master’s degree and supervised clinical experience. Many states require graduation from an accredited master’s program to get a license. For specific requirements, contact your state’s medical or health licensure board.

Speech-language pathologists can earn the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP), offered by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Certification satisfies some or all of the requirements for state licensure and may be required by some employers.

Speech-language pathologists who work in schools may need a specific teaching certification. For specific requirements, contact your state’s department of education or the private institution in which you are interested.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Speech-language pathologists must select the most appropriate diagnostic tools and analyze the results to arrive at an accurate diagnosis and develop an appropriate treatment plan.

Communication skills. Speech-language pathologists need to communicate test results, diagnoses, and proposed treatments in a way that patients and their families can understand.

Compassion. Speech-language pathologists work with people who are often frustrated by their difficulties. Speech-language pathologists must be able to support emotionally demanding patients and their families.

Critical-thinking skills. Speech-language pathologists must be able to adjust their treatment plans as needed, finding alternative ways to help their patients.

Detail oriented. Speech-language pathologists must take detailed notes on patient progress and treatment.

Listening skills. Speech-language pathologists must listen to a patient’s symptoms and concerns to decide on the appropriate course of treatment.

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Speech-Language Pathology Internship Demographics


  • Female

  • Male

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Russian

  • Hindi

  • German

  • Chinese

  • Korean

  • Italian

  • Urdu

  • Arabic

  • Mandarin

  • Hebrew

  • Polish

  • Gujarati

  • Serbian

  • Croatian

  • Portuguese

  • Japanese

  • Telugu

  • Vietnamese

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Top Skills for A Speech-Language Pathology Internship


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Top Speech-Language Pathology Internship Skills

  1. Language Disorders
  2. Speech Therapy
  3. Occupational Therapists
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Designed and executed individual and group treatment relevant to standard curriculum for children with various speech and language disorders.
  • Worked directly with a speech-language pathologist to facilitate speech therapy and intervention to students
  • Worked collaboratively with physical and occupational therapists.
  • Spring, 2012 Acquired hands on experience with adult dysphagia, voice, and cognitive treatment and diagnosis.
  • Performed formal and informal assessment for individuals with aphasia.

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