Speech Pathologist Interview Preparation Guide
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Speech Pathologist related Frequently Asked Questions in various Speech Pathologist job interviews by interviewer. The set of questions here ensures that you offer a perfect answer posed to you. So get preparation for your new job hunting

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1 :: Tell me what do you dislike?

The monotony. Everyday you kind of doing the same things, a lot of these patients have cognitive impairments, they don't have any short term memory so every day is like Groundhog Day pretty much.
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2 :: Explain what are the symptoms of orofacial Apraxia?

► Minimum babbling during infancy
► Difficult in saying long or complex words
► Repeated attempts at pronunciation of words
► Stresses on certain words
► Excessive use of nonverbal forms for communication
► Distorting of vowel sounds
► Omitting consonants at the beginning and end of words
► Difficulty stringing syllables together
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3 :: What is the speech screening test includes in an adult?

In an adult screening test includes standardized and non-standardized methods like

► To screen oral motor function
► Speech production skills
► Comprehension and production of spoken and written language
► Cognitive aspects of communication
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4 :: Explain to me your graduate education?

I attended _____ university which has a rural focus, with an aim to retain country people in country jobs. It equips us to specifically deal with issues around indigenous health, and difficulties in providing health education, assessment and therapy to regional and remote areas. It also looked at alternative methods to achieve this, like training people within the community and telehealth, and different models of service provision.
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5 :: What advice would you offer someone considering this career?

I would tell them to specialize at the beginning you know, to choose either adults or children. I know it is kind of hard to do that but if they could specialize I think it would make it easier for them in the long run. Just make sure that you are working with the right population, be it adults or children, and realize that there is going to be a little bit of monotony. There is probably more monotony with adults but either way try to be as creative as possible to make each day a little bit more livable.
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6 :: Describe to me your best therapy session?

While doing an internship I was treating a man with aphasia, he had a girlfriend and wanted to be able to send her appropriate text messages because he had word finding difficulties, we began practicing with messages and appropriate phrases and after a few sessions he and I shared a conversations through text.
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7 :: Describe how you currently work or communicate with caregivers?

I allow my supervising SLP to do most of the formal communication other than general info and info such as what we did in the session.
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8 :: Has being a speech-language pathologist met your expectations? Why?

It has exceeded my expectations because it is always interesting and far from boring. The field evolves through research, so there are constantly new techniques and approaches to learn. Additionally, the treatment sessions must be personalized to ensure success, because each individual is unique and has his or her own interests as well as strengths and weaknesses.
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9 :: What is orofacial Apraxia?

Orofacial Apraxia is a neurological condition that affects motor movement and functioning of facial muscles.
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10 :: What is Apraxia?

It is described as an individual's inability to initiate the movement needed to make a speech. This difficulty may persist despite the fact that there is no weakness in muscles.
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