The average pay for a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) is £10.00 per hour.
The average pay for a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) is £18,509 per year.
|Salary||£10,724 - £21,532|
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|£12,750 - £21,472|
Job Description for Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA)
Speech-language pathology assistants (SLPA) help clients improve their speech skills. Often, speech problems are corrected when a child is young, but adults can also be clients; some may suffer from certain conditions which cause difficulty speaking, so it is important to be sympathetic and understanding of these conditions.Read More...
This work is often performed under the supervision of a licensed speech-language pathologist who also provides speech therapy services and usually develops therapy plans. The assistants monitor the progress of clients and keep notes, and then create records, so some computer and word processing skills are required for this position. Many of these positions are found in schools and clinics for speech therapy. Those who work at schools may work inside classrooms or with individual students who need speech therapy. In a clinical environment, the assistant may work with medical professionals, such as doctors, and should always follow their orders and communicate about patients' therapies and progress.
Pathology assistants carry out assessments to determine problems in patients' speech and what therapy should be carried out. When working with children, communication with parents is also important so they can stay up-to-date on their progress and teach speech therapy exercises at home. This position also involves using established methods of therapy, but some creativity is necessary in order to engage with clients. State licensing as a speech-language pathology assistant is generally required for this position. Work hours vary, and some positions are on-call, and there are both part-time and full-time positions available. (Copyright 2019 PayScale.com)