What Do Communication Health Assistants Do?

Communication health assistants work collaboratively supporting the delivery of speech-language pathology and/or audiology services and are supervised by qualified S-LPs and audiologists. 

Speech-Language Pathology (S-LP) Assistants

Under the supervision of a speech-language pathologist (S-LP), S-LP assistants may help with the following:

  • Assisting the S-LP during assessments
  • Performing screenings including hearing screenings using defined protocols
  • Providing direct treatment to patients
  • Following documented treatment plans developed by the S-LP
  • Preparing materials for use in therapy, home programs and classrooms

Download the Speech-Language Pathology Assistant Guidelines to learn more. 

Audiology Assistants

Under the supervision of an audiologist, audiology assistants may help with the following:

  • Assisting with hearing screening programs
  • Assisting the audiologist  with assessments
  • Conducting electro-acoustic analysis of hearing aids and FM systems
  • Providing listening checks and troubleshooting hearing aids and FM systems
  • Making ear mold modifications and shell modifications
  • Demonstrating and orienting clients to assistive listening and alerting devices
  • Educating clients regarding earplugs and prevention of noise induced hearing loss

Download the Audiology Assistant Guidelines to learn more. 

Speech and Hearing Assistants

Under the supervision of a speech-language pathologist and/or an audiologist, speech and hearing assistants may help with any of the combined tasks of S-LP assistants and audiology assistants.