Working under the supervision of a qualified speech pathologist/therapist, speech pathology assistants carry out a range of tasks and provide valuable assistance to help clients overcome speech, understanding and swallowing difficulties caused by conditions such as stuttering, autism, cleft palate, Down syndrome and stroke.
With as many as one in seven Australians experiencing a form of communication disability, speech pathology assistants are in demand. If you are interested in launching a career as a Speech Pathology Assistant or Rehabilitation Assistant, the Certificate of Allied Health Assistance (Speech Pathology) will help you achieve your career goals.
The units in this program are as follows:
Support the Development of Speech and Communication Skills
Provide Support in Dysphagia Management
Assist and support the use of communication systems