Cover letter for SLP job (5 samples)

This blog post will show samples of “cover letters for an SLP position.”

Examples of cover letters for an SLP position

When applying for an SLP position, you need a well-written cover letter that showcases your passion for and dedication to the industry. When writing an SLP cover letter, these are some of the essential things to include in your letter:

  • Address the employer with a formal salutation. For example, “Dear/Hello (name of the recipient or hiring manager).”
  • The next step is to state the position you are applying for and how you found the opening. 
  • Write a short sentence about why you’re interested in the position.
  • State your skills and work experience; ensure they are similar to the job position. When stating your skills, provide the accomplishment you have achieved. 
  • Conclude your letter with a forward-looking statement. For example, “I look forward to discussing the position further.”

Sample 1: “Cover letter for an SLP position” 

“Dear Hiring Manager,

I’m very excited to be applying for the position of Speech Language Pathologist at Cloud Clearwater Speech Therapy. As someone who has been working with children and adults with speech conditions for 10 years, I have diagnosed and provided therapy to patients with a wide variety of conditions. I have worked with people with all three major categories of speech disorders: fluency, articulation and voice.

In my previous role as Speech Language Pathologist at Crane & Jenkins Speech Therapy Center, I worked primarily with children who had fluency and articulation disorders. In that role, I helped hundreds of children learn to control the muscles in their lips and tongue as well as how to coordinate their voice and modulate their breath. I also helped children who stutter to develop techniques that controlled secondary symptoms of stuttering.

As a Speech Language Pathologist at Crane & Jenkins Speech Therapy Center, I was evaluated and assessed on my ability to gain each child’s trust, identify the cause of the disorder and develop a plan for therapy. These evaluations have allowed me to modify my approach and increase its effectiveness, leading to 92% of the children I treated developing significant improvements in their speech and communication skills. I would love the opportunity to share my experience with colleagues at Cloud Clearwater Speech Therapy.

I look forward to learning more about your center’s focus and meeting colleagues and clients to see if I would be a good fit for your center.


Ivy Haddington”

Sample 2: “Cover letter for an SLP position” 

“Dear Principal Snyder,

As a highly skilled educational Speech-Language Pathologist, I read your posting for a new Speech-Language Pathologist with interest. My experience aligns well with the qualifications you are seeking at Gardner High School, in particular my current role as Speech-Language Pathologist at Bowers Elementary School, and I am certain I would make a valuable addition to your organization.

With more than seven years’ experience as a Speech-Language Pathologist, I am adept in screenings, therapy, and total patient care. Moreover, while my on-the-job experience has afforded me a well-rounded skill set, including first-rate case management and leadership abilities, I excel at:

  • Performing exams, determining diagnoses, and outlining treatment plans.
  • Conducting IEP meetings to address speech therapy concerns.
  • Working with patients diagnosed with Autism and Down Syndrome.
  • Maintaining documentation to meet procedural and regulatory requirements.

In addition to my experience and personal qualities, I have a solid educational foundation and a passion for improving student educational performance. I am extremely enthusiastic about Garder High School’s focus on total student wellness and would welcome the opportunity to contribute to your performance improvement goals.

Please review my attached resume for additional details regarding my expertise and career achievements. I will follow up to request an appointment to discuss how my experience and background meets your needs.

Thank you for your time and consideration.


Payton Hunter”

Sample 3: “Cover letter for an SLP position” 

“March 10, 2021

John Smith

Recruitment Manager

Audible Medical Center

5432 Bustle Street

Commerce, CA 94108

Dear Mr. Smith,

I am applying for the Speech Language Pathologist position at Audible Medical Center. In my current position as an SLP at Auditory Rehab, I implemented organic treatment techniques that helped all of my patients, including temporarily and permanently disabled people as well as healthy clients who have speech impediments, exceed their speech development goals by 15% or more over the course of a year. I believe I can achieve similar results at Audible Medical Center, which is a perfect match for my professional goals and skills.

My main objective is to continue researching and implementing progressive new techniques to reduce the amount of therapy time to reach developmental goals. I’m particularly interested in the medical center’s workplace culture, charity initiatives in the community, and potential for future career development using cutting-edge technology and studies. Your job listing on Zippia specifies that you’re searching for a candidate who can work with a broad spectrum of patients, including children, create detailed treatment plans, and deliver excellent customer service. I’m qualified to meet all of those demands, as demonstrated in my experience at Auditory Rehab:

Patients: Worked closely with an average of 2,000 patients per year, including children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and Down Syndrome.

Treatment plans: More than five years’ experience performing screenings and exams, diagnosing speech impediments and disorders, and creating a personalized treatment plan based on individual needs and expectations.

Customer service: Excellent communication and empathy skills to quickly connect with patients and discuss diagnoses, treatment plans, and goals with patients and family members in a clear, easy-to-understand method.

I look forward to discussing how my experience implementing groundbreaking new techniques and working with a wide range of patients can make a dramatic impact in peoples’ lives and help your prestigious medical center remain one of the top in the country.

Best regards,

Jane Doe

Speech Language Pathologist


Sample 4: “Cover letter for an SLP position” 

“Dear Ms. Howard:

Upon learning of your search for a new Speech Language Pathologist, I was eager to submit my resume for your consideration. With more than eight years of experience diagnosing and treating patients with communication and swallowing difficulties—coupled with my outstanding interpersonal abilities and my professional demeanor—I am confident in my ability to substantially benefit your clinic.

My background spans excellent experience across all facets of speech language pathology disorder diagnosis and treatment. From assessing patient conditions and developing appropriate therapies to monitoring progress and maintaining detailed records, my skill set has prepared me to excel in this role. Furthermore, my ability to quickly build strong relationships with patients and support them in speech, language, and swallowing improvement position me to thrive as your next Speech Language Pathologist.

A sampling of my qualifications and experience include:

Providing inpatient speech/language therapy services, treatment, and rehabilitation for adults and children who have sustained traumatic brain injuries, strokes, or congenital/development disorders as a Speech Language Pathologist for the John Windsor Center in Omaha.

Evaluating patients suffering from various types and severities of communication needs—including receptive language, expressive language, dysarthria, and apraxia—as well as complex swallowing disorders.

Monitoring patients’progress and determining appropriate future treatment plans to ensure optimal learning experiences, rehabilitation, and recovery.

Participating on multiple committees and teams tasked with enhancing quality of care and patient services.

Demonstrating exceptional organizational and communication skills while delivering outstanding levels of compassion and care to patients of all ages and backgrounds.

With my proven experience and skill set in speech language disorders, I believe I could quickly exceed your expectations for this role. The opportunity to discuss the position, and my qualifications, in more detail would be most appreciated.

Thank you for your time and consideration.


Victor J. Josephson”

Sample 5: “Cover letter for an SLP position” 

“26 January 2021

Application for Speech Pathologist

Dear Hiring Manager,

As a qualified Speech Pathologist with 3 years of experience in private and clinic settings, I apply with enthusiasm for this opportunity.

I am currently a Speech Pathologist at Sunnybank Clinic in Dayton, where my role mirrors your requirements. Specifically, I provide, interpret, plan, and supervise patient evaluations and treatments for approximately 1,500 patients annually. I perform voice evaluations and treat voice disorders, carry out bedside swallow evaluations, prepare treatment progress reports, and counsel medical staff and family members to assist patients in treatment techniques.

In addition to my experience, I hold a Master of Speech Pathology, a Certification of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP), and a Speech-Language Pathology License (SP). I have a cheerful and reassuring manner, and quickly build a rapport with patients and their families. I pride myself on excellent customer service and achieving consistently successful treatment outcomes.

I have enjoyed my time immensely at Sunnybank Clinic. As the clinic is reducing staff due to the global pandemic, I am now seeking an equally-stimulating opportunity where I can make a meaningful impact on patients’ lives. 

For me, this is not just a job – it’s a passion. That’s why I’m strongly drawn to this opportunity to work with a clinic such as yours that prides itself on superior service and healthcare delivery. 

Please find attached my résumé for your consideration. Thank you very much for your time. I look forward to hearing from you regarding next steps.

Yours faithfully,

Rebecca Lavier”

Frequently Asked Questions: Examples of cover letters for an SLP position

How do I sell myself for a speech therapy position?

How to Sell Yourself in a Job Interview

  • Look at the part. 
  • Tailor your elevator pitch. 
  • Prepare meaningful anecdotes. 
  • Quantify your achievements. 
  • Say the right things.

Are cover letters necessary for a speech therapy position?

Yes. A well-crafted cover letter can help to bridge the gap between your lack of practice experience and other applicants who have plenty.

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