Communication health assistants work collaboratively supporting the delivery of speech-language pathology and/or audiology services and are supervised by qualified S-LPs and audiologists.
Speech-Language Pathology (S-LP) Assistants
Under the supervision of a speech-language pathologist (S-LP), S-LP assistants may help with the following:
- Assisting the S-LP during assessments
- Performing screenings including hearing screenings using defined protocols
- Providing direct treatment to patients
- Following documented treatment plans developed by the S-LP
- Preparing materials for use in therapy, home programs and classrooms
Download the Speech-Language Pathology Assistant Guidelines to learn more.
Under the supervision of an audiologist, audiology assistants may help with the following:
- Assisting with hearing screening programs
- Assisting the audiologist with assessments
- Conducting electro-acoustic analysis of hearing aids and FM systems
- Providing listening checks and troubleshooting hearing aids and FM systems
- Making ear mold modifications and shell modifications
- Demonstrating and orienting clients to assistive listening and alerting devices
- Educating clients regarding earplugs and prevention of noise induced hearing loss
Download the Audiology Assistant Guidelines to learn more.
Speech and Hearing Assistants
Under the supervision of a speech-language pathologist and/or an audiologist, speech and hearing assistants may help with any of the combined tasks of S-LP assistants and audiology assistants.