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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An SLPA Could Be That Extra Pair of Hands You Need - ASHA Leader Article
Author Leann Schouten, ClinScD, CCC-SLP,discusses the process and benefits she saw in bringing an SLPA into her private practice. Click to read more.
Love Your Mug - ASHA Assistants
Audiology assistants and speech-language pathology assistants (SLPAs) we've got the mug for you! Shop this sleek drinkware style in the ASHA Store.
Supporting and Working With Transgender and Gender-Diverse Individuals
"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!
Updated Cultural Competence Check-Ins
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.
As Audiology Practices Reopen, What Stays and What Changes?
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.
Considerations for Moving for an Audiology Assistant or SLPA
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.
Join the ASHA Assistants Facebook Group
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.
7 Tips to Help You Get the Most Out of a Career Fair
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!
Job Search Tips and Tactics
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!
Better Hearing and Speech Month 2023
#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
International Applicants for ASHA Assistants Certification
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.
ASHA Assistants Program
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!
Multicultural Constituency Groups
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
6 Tips for a Great Cover Letter
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.
ASHA Assistants Program
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