SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY ASSISTANTS
Who is a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant?
Speech-language pathology assistants are individuals who, following academic and on-the-job training, performs tasks as prescribed, directed, and supervised by licensed speech-language pathologists.
What does Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant do?
- Conduct speech-language screenings (without interpretation) following specified screening protocols developed by the supervising speech-language pathologist
- Follow documented treatment plans or protocols developed by the supervising speech-language pathologist
- Document client progress towards goals and objectives in the established treatment plan
- Assists the Speech-language pathologist during assessment of clients
Requirements for Licensing
- A bachelor’s degree in speech-language pathology or an associate’s degree in speech-language pathology from an institution accredited by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education
- The minimum of 100 hours of fieldwork experience
- Earn 10 hours of continuing education annually