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Updated on August 17th, 2018 | Ryan has over 10 years of experience interviewing
candidates in the healthcare, public service, and private manufacturing/distribution industries.
Question 1 of 28
Can you have a patient that has an aphasia and apraxia, and if so, which one would you address first? And how?
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How to Answer
Yes, you can have a patient with both! As a Speech Pathologist, you know that Aphasia and Apraxia are two major neuropsychological syndromes that, in most cases, are caused by injuries in the left cerebral hemisphere. Patients with aphasia experience difficulty in expressing nonverbal ideas and thoughts as words and grammatically correct sentences. Apraxia is characterized by loss of the ability to carry out learned purposeful movements despite having the physical ability to do so. Tell the interviewer your experience working with both types of patients and the treatment that you provided.

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Question 2 of 28
Describe to me your best therapy session?
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The interview wants to hear that you enjoy your job. Now is the time to get excited about sharing your passion! What is your favorite memory from a therapy session? This will make a great answer for this question. Briefly, give an overview of the session, and explain why the session was so great!

Question 3 of 28
Talk to me about the controversies surrounding non-speech oral exercises?
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As a Speech Pathologist, you may choose to perform non-speech and speech oral exercises to treat your patients. Blowing, tongue push-ups, pucker-smile, tongue wags, big smile, tongue-to-nose-to-chin, cheek puffing, blowing kisses, and tongue curling are a few non-speech oral exercises. Tell the interviewer your preference and a success story.

Question 4 of 28
What are your experiences using oral motor approach to improve speech clarity?
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As a Speech Pathologist you may use oral-motor therapy to develop awareness, strength, coordination and mobility of the oral muscles. Tell the interviewer that you use this therapy when working with patients that you are treating with feeding therapy. Tell the interviewer that it helps you determine why a child is having difficulty in a particular area and helps you create an oral-motor-feeding plan individualized for the child.

Question 5 of 28
Describe the special education referral process.
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As a Speech Pathologist, you may provide services in a school, private practice or a large medical facility. If you have experience providing services to children on an IEP, explain the process and role you hold within the school system. If you haven't had the opportunity to provide services to children, that is OK! Explain your current role, how you easily adapt to your surroundings and working within a school would be an easy transition.

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Heather Douglass has over 20 years of experience recruiting and hiring candidates. She has a knack for resume writing. You can find her on twitter at @heatherinidaho.
Ryan Brunner
Ryan has over 10 years of experience interviewing candidates in the healthcare, public service, and private manufacturing/distribution industries. Ryan has a long track record of recruiting, interviewing and hiring candidates at all levels of the organizations that he has recruited for. These include entry-level workers, professional workers, physicians and executive level leaders. Ryan has created and worked with many interviewing formats in the industries that he has recruited for and has reviewed resumes and cover letter's for all of the positions he has recruited for.
First written on: 02/11/2011
Last modified on: 08/17/2018

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