Speech Pathology Essay

980 Words Apr 11th, 2012 4 Pages
SPEECH PATHOLOGY Many people would like to make a difference, not only in their own life, but in others’ lives as well. Deepak Chopra once said, “Everyone has a purpose in life…a unique gift or special talent to give to others. And when we blend this unique talent with service to others, we experience the ecstasy and exultation of our own spirit, which is the ultimate goal of all goals.” All of us, at one point in our lives, have to make the difficult decision of the goals we want to work towards. We all have certain goals, standards, and expectations of ourselves. Not everyone will figure out what they want to be right away, and some will know from the very beginning. My plan for my life is helping others through Speech Language …show more content…
To earn a CCC, certificate of clinical completion, a graduate degree, four hundred hours of supervised clinical practicum, thirty-six weeks of full-time post-graduate clinical fellowship, and a series of exams is required. Formal assessments must also correct, including client history and other historical information, interviews of the client/family/both, evaluations of functional integrity of mechanisms, samples of the client’s speech and language, screenings of hearing and hearing abilities, and sharing clinical findings. Students in training must also make inferences using models such as situation models, mental modeling, and inference and comprehension models. The wages and earnings of SLP’s depend on many things. Geographical location is a big factor in the amount of pay earned by an SLP. The starting salary for an SLP is $70,122.00 and breaks down hourly to $32.59-$53.28 an hour. In May of 2008, median wages were $62,930.00. The lowest 10% earned less than $41,240.00, 50% earned between $50,330.00 and $79,620.00, and the highest 10% earned more than $99,220.00. Some examples of individual facilities and wages are as follows: nursing care facilities, $79,1200.00; home health care services, $77,030.00; general medical and service hospitals, $68,430.00; offices of other health practitioners, $67,910.00; elementary/secondary schools, $58,140.00. The number of Speech Language Pathologists is constantly increasing. There are 145,000 professionals, and 120,744

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