Communication health assistants are specifically trained to provide clinical services under the supervision of a speech-language pathologist (S-LP) or audiologist. They work in a variety of settings and with people of all ages with communication, swallowing, hearing and balance disorders.

Communication health assistants working with S-LPs:

  • Administer screening protocols
  • Provide therapy under the supervision of an S-LP
  • Program and creating augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) resources
  • Prepare materials for use in assessment, therapy, home programs and classrooms

Communication health assistants working with audiologists:

  • Provide support with audiologic rehabilitation
  • Assist with audiologic screenings and tests
  • Provide maintenance for hearing aids and assistive listening devices
  • Educate patients and clients regarding ear protection and prevention of noise induced hearing loss

Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC) has developed several resources about the important role of communication health assistants in providing speech-language pathology and audiology services.

Communication Health Assistant Resources