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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.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • 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.

    Skills

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Reading Comprehension

      Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.

    • Service Orientation

      Actively looking for ways to help people.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    3
    Workplace Documents
    4
    Graphic Literacy
    4

    Abilities

    • Speech Recognition

      The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.

    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    • Oral Expression

      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    Knowledge

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Psychology

      Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.

    • Customer and Personal Service

      Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 43240/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 20.79/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 4,220
    • Yearly Projected Openings 510

    Typical Education

    Personality

    Social: 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

    Tools

    • Stroboscopes
    • Closed circuit television CCTV system
    • Audiometric booths or acoustic hearing test chambers
    • Audiometers
    • Adaptive communication switches for the physically challenged

    Technology

    • Word processing software
    • Medical software
    • Internet browser software
    • Electronic mail software
    • Analytical or scientific software

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