They carry out treatment programs, document results and develop materials for use with patients, under the supervision of speech-language pathologists or audiologists. They document patient rehabilitation progress, and check and maintain therapeutic equipment and materials.
$44,850 – $68,913
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Communicative disorders assistants and speech-language pathology assistants require completion of a three- to four-year college program. Clinical experience under supervision is usually preferred.
$44,850 - $68,913
Employment outlook is mostly good across provinces. More information is available here.
With further education and training, one can become a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP).
Outstanding communication skills, both orally and written; ability to work under pressure; be able to fully understand patients’ needs; compassionate, dependable, ethical, and mature; ability to organize and prioritize workload priorities in collaboration with others; strong social skills and leadership ability; ability to manage high levels of stress associated with life threatening situations and medical conditions; self-discipline and self-directed; the ability to multi-task in a complex and fast-paced environment; a clean record, no prior criminal background.
Speech-language pathologist assistants work with audiologists, speech-language pathologists, doctors and occupational health nurses. Their duties and responsibilities vary from one position to another. They work in clinics, hospitals, schools and work sites.
Some may work regular weekday hours. Others may be required to work some early morning, evening or weekend hours
Proof of English proficiency and medical terminology, ethics, and communication
Enrolling into a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant program
More information can be available here.