Assistants: SLPAs and Audiology Assistants
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s (ASHA) two new certifications—one for audiology assistants and one for speech-language pathology assistants…
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"adopt a posture of cultural humility and responsiveness, and encourage and foster the same for everyone in the environment..." Visit OMA's new site, Supporting and Working With Transgender and Gender-Diverse Individuals, for tips and resources!
Make time to check in with yourself! ASHA's Office of Multicultural Affairs has released updated Cultural Competence Check-In resources. Review the resources to learn and grow so that you can and your supervisor can provide the best services possible for your clients.
If you work in an audiology office, check out this ASHA Leader article by Michael Dougherty, AuD, MBA, to identify ways you can support your practice. Audiology assistants are responsible for a wide variety of tasks, depending on state and practice regulations. While you read, consider how to apply these ideas to the area(s) you interact most with clients in. If you get inspired, share with your supervisor. Click to read.
Thinking about moving to a different state? There can be a lot to consider! Check out the ASHA website to learn more about Assistant's requirements in each state. Just click on your desired state and then "support personnel" for more information. Allow time for the whole process, knowing some states require additional testing, course work, or experience prior to application. Reach out to other assistants for advice on the ASHA Community or Facebook Groups.
Looking to connect with your audiology assistant and SLPA peers? Share your resources, ask questions, and cheer each other on in the newly launched ASHA Assistants Facebook Group! You don’t have to be an ASHA member or certified assistant, all assistants are welcome and encouraged to join the conversation. Click to join.
These past few weeks we have been sharing many tips about your resume and job searching, and now it’s time to talk about career fairs! ASHA has a resourceful blog post that shares 7 tips to help you get the most out of a career fair. Check out these tips and good luck on at your next career fair!
If you are searching for new opportunities and applying for jobs, take a look at this helpful article by ASHA that has simple tips/tactics that can help you find your dream job! Take a look and good luck on your job search!
#DidYouKnow May is Better Hearing & Speech Month? An opportunity to raise awareness about communication disorders and available treatment options that can improve the quality of life for those who experience problems speaking or hearing. ASHA has created plenty of FREE resources for you to use! We have templates, graphics, and more, for you to download
ASHA is thrilled to announce that we are now accepting international applicants to join our Assistants Certification Program! Now, you can become a certified Audiology Assistant (C-AA) or certified Speech Language Pathology Assistant (C-SLPA) if you received your education outside the U.S. Applicants must be currently residing in the U.S. to apply.
May’s Assistant Spotlight is Jessica Angeles! Jessica has great advice for assistants: “Be open to new ideas and methods! I have learned so much from just taking in the information provided by supervisors.” Hi, Jessica!
Join one of our Multicultural Constituency Groups today! An MCCG is an allied/related professional organization independent of ASHA, that focuses on an identified population and addresses the client/patient/professional/student perspective of that population. We currently have 7 MCCGs, learn more
A little while ago we shared tips to help you reach your career goals. Now that you are applying for jobs, something important to focus on is your Cover Letter – it can be the key to helping you stand out! Use this article with 6 tips for a great cover letter.
Are you a certified Assistant? There are numerous perks of being an assistant – one of them is the networking opportunities provided. You can connect with experts via our Community platform, join a Special Interest Group, and there are always new events happening! Learn more about becoming certfied today
Hey ASHA Assistants! Are any of you building your resume or changing it up? There are a few things to keep in mind such as the format, your strengths + skills, font size, etc. ASHA has created this Resume Writing Strategies article that will help you make a great resume!
We have some major news! North Carolina is accepting #ASHAs Guidelines for speech-language pathology and audiology support personnel requirements in educational and other practice settings. This is a huge win for us! Read the guidelines for #SLPAs and #AudiologyAssistants
#DidYouKnow there are 158 #ASHA Certified #AudiologyAssistants and #SLPAssistants? AND the number of #ASHAAssistants keeps growing every day! Many of you are waiting to take the exam while others are currently testing or taking courses. If you’re interested in taking your career to the next level, become certified and join the #ASHAAssistants Community today!
Do you know any incredible #ASHACertified #AudiologyAssistants or #SPLAs? Let ASHA know how great they are by nominating s/he for the Assistants Spotlight! Each month, a panel will select one assistant to be featured on our #ASHAAssistants social media channels. Do you have an assistant in mind already? Great – submit your nomination today!
ASHA is looking for more assistants to spotlight each month! Supervisors, your assistants are vital to keeping your workplace running smoothly and we want everyone to know too! Visit our website to nominate your assistants for this recognition. https://on.asha.org/37tneYT
February's Assistant Spotlight is Nicole Wagner-Haskell! Her advice to assistants is to get to know your clients and make your sessions fun. Learning what they like and what motivates them is a great way to keep your clients invested. Hi, Nicole! https://bit.ly/3tRicz9
When you join a special interest group, you become a part of a community just as passionate about a topic as you are. This month we want to highlight SIG-14 Cultural and Linguistic Diversity! Learn more on our website https://www.asha.org/sig/14/