Speech-Language Pathology Assistants
On the Job
Speech-Language Pathology Assistants work under the direction of speech-language pathologists. They may work with patients who have speech, language, voice, or fluency disorders. They may carry out the treatment plans that pathologists have created. They often keep records and prepare documents.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Implement therapeutic programs to improve patient functioning.
- Maintain medical records.
- Prepare medical reports or documents.
- Teach medical procedures to healthcare personnel.
- Monitor medical equipment to ensure proper functioning.
- Develop patient therapy programs.
- Perform clerical work in medical settings.
- Administer screening tests to determine abilities or treatment needs.
- Prepare medical instruments or equipment for use.
Typical Working Conditions
- Frequent contact with others.
- Working with a group or team.
- Close physical proximity with other people.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
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