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Speech-Language Pathology Assistants
District Of Columbia

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Assist speech-language pathologists in the assessment and treatment of speech, language, voice, and fluency disorders. Implement speech and language programs or activities as planned and directed by speech-language pathologists. Monitor the use of alternative communication devices and systems.

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Currently Employed: 900

Projected Annual Job Openings: 30

Typical Hourly Wage: $14.40 - $22.72

Typical Annual Salary: $29,900 - $47,300

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Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Implement treatment plans or protocols as directed by speech-language pathologists.
  • Document clients' progress toward meeting established treatment objectives.
  • Assist speech-language pathologists in the remediation or development of speech and language skills.
  • Perform support duties such as preparing materials, keeping records, maintaining supplies, and scheduling activities.
  • Collect and compile data to document clients' performance or assess program quality.
  • Select or prepare speech-language instructional materials.
  • Assist speech-language pathologists in the conduct of client screenings or assessments of language, voice, fluency, articulation, or hearing.
  • Test or maintain equipment to ensure correct performance.
  • Conduct in-service training sessions, or family and community education programs.
  • Prepare charts, graphs, or other visual displays to communicate clients' performance information.

tools & technology

  • Adaptive communication switches for the physically challenged
  • Flow sensors
  • Pressure indicators
  • Sound measuring apparatus or decibel meter
  • Stroboscopes

  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Medical software
  • Music or sound editing software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Word processing software

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