On today’s show I’m talking with Jennifer Schultz, a speech pathologist and instructor at the Mitchell Technical Institute, about Speech Language Pathology Assistants (SLPA). Jennifer is well versed on the topic of assistants in our profession and we cover a number of areas including:
- The roles of an SLPA
- Reasons for becoming an assistant.
- Requirements for licensure.
There are a lot of resources Jennifer provided me on SLPA’s (and related info). Here are some of them:
- ASHA Resources for Associates and Supervisors
- ASHA Clinical Education and Supervision Practice Portal
- ASHA Practice Portal: Clinical Education and Supervision
- ASHA Practice Portal: Speech-Language Pathology Assistants
- ASHA SIG 11: Administration & Supervision
- ASHA State Overviews (Select your state and choose “support personnel to find information about SLPA regulation)
- ASHA State Support Personnel Trends Chart
- Practical Tools and Forms for Supervising Speech-Language Pathology Assistants
Salary Information and Job Statistics
Facebook: Look up Speech-Language Pathology Assistants.
Jennifer’s Contact Info:
Jennifer Schultz, M.A., CCC-SLP
Mitchell Technical Institute
1800 E Spruce St.
Mitchell, SD 57301
For you international listeners, I’d love to hear comments on whether your country uses assistants. Please let me know if that’s the case!
Thanks as always for listening!