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Therapist for Blind Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$76,819 (USD)

Average Salary

$37/hr

Average Hourly

$1,145

Average Bonus

Last updated: May 25, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Therapist for Blind is $76,819 a year and $37 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Therapist for Blind is between $54,939 and $94,873. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Assists blind and visually impaired clients to achieve personal adjustment and maximum independence through training in techniques of daily living: interviews clients, analyzes client's lifestyle, and administers assessment tests to determine present and required or desired orientation and mobility skills.
  • Trains clients in awareness of physical environment through sense of smell, hearing, and touch, and to travel alone, with or without cane, through use of variety of actual or simulated travel situations and exercises.
  • Teaches clients personal and home management skills, and communication skills, such as eating, grooming, dressing, coin and money identification, cooking, and use of telephone and bathroom facilities.
  • Teaches clients to protect body, using hands and arms to detect obstacles.
  • Instructs clients in arts, crafts, and recreational skills, such as macrame, leatherworking, sewing, ceramics, and playing piano to improve sense of touch, coordination, and motor skills.
  • Teaches clients to read and write braille.
  • Instructs client in use of reading machines and common electrical devices, and in development of effective listening techniques.
  • Instructs clients in group activities, such as swimming, dancing, or playing modified sports activities to encourage and increase capacity for social participation and improve general health.
  • Prepares progress report to allow members of rehabilitation team to evaluate clients' ability to perform varied activities essential to daily living.
  • May develop and implement individualized orientation and mobility instructional program for blin.
Therapist for Blind Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Therapists, All Other

Job family population: 12,020

Estimated population of Therapist for Blind jobs: 11,123

Rate of error: 5.6%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$89,054
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Education data not available for this job

Skills

Skills data not available for this job

About Chicago, Illinois

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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

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