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    I plan on going to University next year to study English language, but I'd like to become a speech therapist. Would my degree in English language be beneficial to this career choice?
    I understand that taking but English language and linguistics would be better but some of the Unis that are most convenient in terms or grades and travel don't offer linguistics, only language.
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    In short, you would need to do a specific healthcare degree such as Speech and Language Therapy, or Occupational Therapy, and then specialise in speech.

    English Language would teach you the intricacies of the English language, to an expert-level. That's all well and good, but as a speech therapist you would mainly be working with people who could not sound out language properly, so would spend most of your time teaching mouth exercises and playing basic communication games to improve quality of communication. In my autism center we play a lot of describing games with the children, and our speech therapist is actually Greek.
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    Same! I'm studying English language next year aswell. It really depends on the course I guess. The English language course I'm applying to has many linguistic based modules. Also when I went to a few university open days the most popular career for English Lang students was speech and language therapy. After your degree I think you would have to undertake some sort of postgraduate study, I'm not sure what though
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    Hi why not do a degree in speech and language therapy? once you complete successfully you are immediately qualified to practice as a speech and language therapist.

    It's far easier doing SLT as an undergrad rather than trying to go the post grad route which is horrendously competitive. Have a look on the www.rcslt.org website for info. It really is pointless doing a degree in English if you know you want to be a speech and language therapist.
    Hope that's helped

    (Original post by lucy.a.m)
    I plan on going to University next year to study English language, but I'd like to become a speech therapist. Would my degree in English language be beneficial to this career choice?
    I understand that taking but English language and linguistics would be better but some of the Unis that are most convenient in terms or grades and travel don't offer linguistics, only language.



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    Could also do linguistics instead of english language and do mostly phonetic modules and then do a masters in speech therapy.
 
 
 
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