Speech-Language Pathology Assistants

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.

Median Annual Wage: $34,620

Education: Bachelor's degree (29%); Master's degree (24%)

Projected Growth: Faster than average (15% to 21%)

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

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Source: O*NET OnLine information for Speech-Language Pathology Assistants.

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  • 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.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Speech-Language Pathology Assistants.

  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Speech-Language Pathology Assistants.

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