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Matthew Walden

I am currently physical therapist and work closely with SLP's on a daily basis. There are 2 major areas in speech and language. In the pediatric and adult world, getting experience in feeding and swallowing is a HUGE benefit to have in your skill set. The articulation/speech side is the majority of your caseload. If you feel that you would 1 on 1 time with children or adults (post TBI, stroke, etc), this is a good field. I am currently a pediatric therapist in the home health setting. The cons depend on the state you live in and the price you pay for your education compared to your compensation. i will say that in the home health setting, you are looking at 70K per year which is on the high end (in Texas). If you plan on spending an extra 2-3 years for a graduate degree, make sure you are looking ahead to where you want to work and the compensation in those states/areas. I hope this helps.

Answered 6 years ago

Matthew Walden