Speech-Language Pathology Assistants

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Communication Assistant, Speech Pathologist Assistant, Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant (SLPA), Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA)

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What they do:
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.
On the job, you would:
  • Document clients' progress toward meeting established treatment objectives.
  • Implement treatment plans or protocols as directed by speech-language pathologists.
  • Collect and compile data to document clients' performance or assess program quality.


Arts and Humanities

  • English language

Education and Training

  • teaching and course design


  • therapy and counseling

Math and Science

  • psychology


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


  • understanding people's reactions
  • looking for ways to help people



  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say

Ideas and Logic

  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things

Hearing and Speech

  • recognize spoken words
  • speak clearly


People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Concern for Others
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Self Control
  • Social Orientation


You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software

  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology

Medical software

  • Biofeedback software
  • Micro Video Video Voice Speech Training System

Text to speech conversion software

  • Text to speech software


Education: (rated 3 of 5)
associate's degree or
bachelor's degree
usually needed

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