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Speech-Language Pathologist & Assistant

Speech-Language Careers

Speech-Language Pathologist 

Job Description 

  • Applies principles, methods and procedures for analysis of speech and language comprehension and production to determine communicative competencies 
  • Provides intervention strategies and services related to speech and language development, as well as disorders of language, voice, articulation and fluency that adversely affect an individual’s educational performance 
  • Collaborates with professionals and families to observe, plan, implement, monitor and facilitate generalization of communication skills 
  • Serves as an advocate for all children and youth 

Education & Experience 

  • Master’s degree in speech pathology or communications disorders from a recognized training institution or be qualified by a Statement of Professional Recognition 
  • Appropriate license/certification from the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners 

Salary 

  • A full-time working 192 days a year: starting salary of $49,228 or $34.19 an hour
  • A full-time with doctorate-level training working 192 days a year: as much as $85,917 or $59.66 an hour

Speech-Language Pathology Assistant 

Job Description 

  • Provides certain language, voice, articulation and fluency activities to children and youth as assigned by the supervising speech-language pathologist 
  • Follows and delivers treatment plans or protocols developed by the supervising speech-language pathologist 
  • Prepares data displays (e.g., charts, records, graphs, etc.) 
  • Serves as an advocate for all children and youth 

Education & Experience 

  • High school degree or equivalent 
  • Bachelor’s degree in speech pathology, communications disorders or education from a recognized training institution or enrollment in a speech-language pathology program preferred

Salary 

  • Full-time working 185 days a year: starting salary of $19,425 or $18-20 an hour.
  • Top of pay range: $24,975

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