The interview process is often the most nerve-wracking process of getting a job. The good news is that if you have a job interview for a speech language position, then there are several things that you can do to prepare for it. The following is a list of questions that are often asked during the interview.
Why Are You Interested in Speech Pathology?
You should talk about why you are passionate about speech language pathology. You should also talk about the skills that you have that will make you a good fit for the job. This includes things such as empathy, an analytical mind, people skills and good listening skills.
What Type of Communication Disorders Are You Familiar With?
The more you know about a job, the more likely you will be to get the position that you want. It is a good idea to familiarize yourself with the various communication disorders. You should also learn about ways that they can be treated. You should also familiarize yourself with the types of assistive technology that can be used.
What Type of Assessment Tools Can You Use?
There are several assessment tools that a speech pathologist can use. This includes things such as stroboscopes, adaptive communication switches, ECG and layngograph, You should familiarize yourself with the various tools that can be used.
Questions for Speech Pathologists in School
If you are working in a school, then you will need to prepare to answer the following questions.
- What type of experience and training have you had working with autistic children?
- What strategies do you use?
- How do you help parents who believe speech therapy isn’t working for their child?
- How do you assess children who don’t speak English?
- How do you handle group therapy that has children with different needs?
Questions for Speech Pathologists in Hospitals And Private Clinics
- Are you comfortable working with other professionals, such as physical therapists and occupational therapists?
- Have you worked with people who have voice disorders?
- What types of patients are you interested in working with? Why do you have an interest in those patients?
- What oral-motor programs have you used in the past?
The most important thing that you can do during an interview is to demonstrate your knowledge. The more you practice and research, the better.