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What is it like being a Bilingual Speech Language Pathologist?

Hi, I am trying to gain more insight on the bilingual aspect in the SLP workplace. I am almost certain that I want to be a bilingual SLP and help service my community, but I am not sure how that would look like. If anyone would like to help me and give me some pros and cons of working primarily as a bilingual SLP and/or how a day or week would look? JULY20 speech-pathology bilingual language SLP

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Mu'aaza’s Answer

SLPS are in high demand, being a bilingual SLP means you would be in even higher demand. You would be able to cater for not only the populations that speak either language, but also those who speak both. It gives you a much higher standing when looking for jobs if you're bilingual.
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Heather’s Answer

I will say I am not a SLP, but I have worked with several and bilingual SLPs are in VERY high demand. If you were to pursue this career, you would be very successful. All of the SLPs I have worked with have worked with infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the hospital and helped us with feeding techniques for premature babies. A bilingual SLP would likely end up working with young children with developmental delays who need help with speaking and/or eating and drinking. Most of these SLPs work in an office and see several patients daily. Sometimes SLPs can work with older adults who have problems with speech and/or eating and drinking after having a stroke or other illnesses that limit their ability to speak and/or eat and drink and swallow. Working with older adults would likely be in the hospital setting.
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