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Speech-Language Pathology Assistants - 31-9099.01

O*NET-SOC Description

Assist speech-language pathologists in the assessment and treatment of speech, language, voice, and fluency disorders. Implement speech and language programs or activities as planned and directed by speech-language pathologists. Monitor the use of alternative communication devices and systems.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Communication Assistant
  • Speech Assistant
  • Speech Paraeducator
  • Speech Pathologist Assistant
  • Speech Therapy Assistant
  • Speech-Language Assistant
  • Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant (SLPA)
  • Speech-Language Pathologists Assistant (SLPA)
  • Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA)
  • Speech-Language Technician

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Assist speech-language pathologists in the conduct of client screenings or assessments of language, voice, fluency, articulation, or hearing.
  • Assist speech-language pathologists in the conduct of speech-language research projects.
  • Assist speech-language pathologists in the remediation or development of speech and language skills.
  • Collect and compile data to document clients' performance or assess program quality.
  • Conduct in-service training sessions, or family and community education programs.
  • Document clients' progress toward meeting established treatment objectives.
  • Implement treatment plans or protocols as directed by speech-language pathologists.
  • Perform support duties, such as preparing materials, keeping records, maintaining supplies, and scheduling activities.
  • Prepare charts, graphs, or other visual displays to communicate clients' performance information.
  • Select or prepare speech-language instructional materials.
  • Test or maintain equipment to ensure correct performance.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Administer screening tests to determine abilities or treatment needs.
  • Develop patient therapy programs.
  • Implement therapeutic programs to improve patient functioning.
  • Maintain medical records.
  • Monitor medical equipment to ensure proper functioning.
  • Perform clerical work in medical settings.
  • Prepare medical instruments or equipment for use.
  • Prepare medical reports or documents.
  • Teach medical procedures to healthcare personnel.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Audiologist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Audiology (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Intelligence Analyst (Army - Enlisted)
  • Occupational Audiologist (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Unit Supply Specialist (Army - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

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DOT Crosswalk Titles

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