Speech-Language Pathology Assistant


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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Related Job Titles

Speech - Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA), Speech Language Pathology Assistant, Speech Language Pathologist Assistant, Communication Assistant, Speech Pathologist Assistant, Speech-Language Assistant, Assistant Speech-Language Pathologist, Speech and Language Assistant, Speech and Language Tutor, Speech Therapist Technician

Primary Tasks
  • 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.
Education Level
  • Bachelor's degree 29%
  • Master's degree 24%
Wages
Median wages (2013) $16.42 hourly, $34,150 annual
Employment trends
  • Employment (2012) 107,000 employees
  • Projected growth (2012-2022) Faster than average (15% to 21%)
  • Projected job openings (2012-2022) 37,700

 

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