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…
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
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.
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 2021
#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's Assistants Certification 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's Assistants Certification 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
Resume Writing Strategies
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!
North Carolina now accepting ASHA Guidelines
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
ASHA Assistants Certification
#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!
ASHA Assistants Spotlight: Nominate your Audiology or SLP Assistant!
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!
Tutorial for Measuring Progress Toward Use of Spoken Words in Preverbal Children w/ASD
When Will He Talk? An Evidence-Based Tutorial for Measuring Progress Toward Use of Spoken Words in Preverbal Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder