Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (Autism/Forbush School at Prince George's County)



Forbush School at Prince George's County

Full Time (benefits eligible)

Day Shift

M-F 8:00am-4:00pm

The Forbush School at Prince George's County, part of the Sheppard Pratt Health System, is a year round special education program that provides educational services to students on the certificate track, ages five to 21, with autism spectrum disorder and other related disorders.

As a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant you will:

  • Perform tasks prescribed, directed, and supervised by ASHA-certified Speech-Language Pathologists (SLP)
  • Assist the SLP supervisor in providing speech and language services to the students referred or identified as in need of such services
  • Provide individual and group speech and language therapy by following treatment plans or protocols developed by the supervising SLP
  • Assist in screening and evaluation of school students for possible speech, language, and hearing deficits
  • Work closely with the SLP supervisor and treatment teams of students receiving services
  • Assist the SLP supervisor in providing speech-language programs for staff development
  • Keep abreast of developments in the fields of speech pathology and special education


  • Must meet one of the following educational requirements: a) associate's degree in an Allied Health field with 15 hours in required minimum coursework as outlined by the Maryland State Department of Health; b) associate's degree from an approved SLP-A program; or c) bachelor's degree in speech pathology or communication disorders from an approved college or university
  • Must possess either of the following: a) licensure as a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant by the Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene at time of appointment and continuously throughout tenure in position, or b) temporary/limited SLPA license and completion of written filing to the board for alternative educational fieldwork plan within 60 days of start in the position
  • At least 6 months of related work experience (i.e. general knowledge of special education techniques and treatment of autistic and emotionally disturbed children and adolescents)
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills