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.
Also called: Communication Assistant, Speech - Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA), Speech Language Pathologist Assistant, Speech Language Pathology Assistant

Knowledge:

    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Math and Science
  • psychology
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
    Business
  • customer service
  • administrative services
    Education and Training
  • teaching and course design

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    Social
  • looking for ways to help people
  • understanding people's reactions

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • use rules to solve problems
  • order or arrange things

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Concern for Others
  • Self Control
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Cooperation
  • Integrity
  • Dependability

Technology:

    Medical software
  • Biofeedback software
  • Bungalow Software Aphasia Tutor
    Analytical or scientific software
  • Language analysis software
  • Signal analysis software
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel

Education:

    bachelor's degree
    master's degree
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