Speech Pathologist Resume and Cover Letter

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Speech Pathologist Cover Letter Sample

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Dear Mr./Ms. Firstname Lastname,

I would like to express my strong interest in the CFY position as a speech-language pathologist at ABC Charter Elementary School, as listed on the Speech Pathologist Association website. This spring I will receive my master’s degree in speech pathology and audiology from XYZ University. During my undergraduate and graduate studies, I have had multiple opportunities to work with elementary-age children with a variety of communication disorders, particularly with autism spectrum disorders. I believe my experience and skill would make me an excellent speech-language pathologist for your school, due to your specialization in ASD students.

I have extensive experience working with children with ASD. As an intern at Maywood Elementary School, I developed and led weekly sessions with students with ASD. I also had a clinical rotation at the Maywood Speech Center, where I ran group therapy sessions for elementary-school children with autism spectrum disorders.

Because the speech pathologist at ABC Charter Elementary School must conduct individual and group therapy sessions, my clinical rotations have prepared me well for this position.

Your job listing states that the speech pathologist will also need to work closely with administrators, teachers, and parents. I strongly believe that communication between school staff and parents is key to developing student skills. At the Maywood Center, I developed and led weekly workshops for parents, caregivers, and teachers about speech-language disorders and strategies for skill development. These workshops gave me valuable experience on how to best communicate with those involved in my students’ lives, and I would love to use those skills at ABC Charter School.

I am confident that my practical experience working with ASD students and communicating with school staff and parents would make me an asset to ABC Charter Elementary School. I have enclosed my resume and will contact you next week to see if we might find a time to speak together. Thank you so much for your time and consideration.


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Speech Pathologist Resume Example

Jane Applicant
123 Main Street, Chicago, IL 60290
(555) 555-5555


Master of Science, Speech Pathology, XYZ University, May 20XX
Bachelor of Arts, English Major, ABC College


  • ASHA Certification in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Illinois License in Speech-Language Pathology

Clinical Experience

Speech Pathologist, Suburban Sounds CenterChicago, IL                              July 20XX - Present

  • Develop and implement individualized and group therapy for pre-school, elementary, and middle-school children with language delays, articulation disorders, and autism-spectrum disorders
  • Work and communicate regularly with parents, teachers, and service providers to provide a network of strategy and support
  • Develop and lead workshops designed to educate participants (parents, caregivers, teachers) about speech-language disorders, impact on academics and social behavior, and strategies for skill development

    Intern, XYZ Clinic for Speech, Language and Hearing Services, Oak Park, IL                Spring 20XX

    • Assessed and treated patients with impairments in speech, language, cognition and dysphagia
    • Conducted and analyzed modified barium-swallow studies
    • Facilitated group workshops for parents and caregivers on a variety of topics including social interaction and academic performance

    Intern, ABC Elementary School, Maywood, IL                                                                  Fall 20XX

    • Developed and led sessions with language-impaired and learning-disabled children, working primarily with children with articulation/phonological disorders and fluency disorders
    • Participated in staff meetings with parents, teachers, administrators, and co-workers to assess progress of students
    • Observed and assisted students in general and severely handicapped classes

    Professional Organizations

    Member, National Student Speech and Hearing Association

    Volunteer Work/Community Service

    Tutor, ChicagoReads! Program, Chicago, IL                                                   Spring 20XX - Present

    • Volunteered over 100 hours as a literacy tutor for adult English language learners
    • Completed comprehensive training including 6 hours of workshops on learning disabilities

    Skills and Certifications

    • CPR/AED and First Aid Certification
    • Sign Language (intermediate)
    • Spanish (conversational)

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