Speech and Language Therapy Assistant
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Support the learning and development of children and adults with communication disorders and equip yourself with the necessary skills for a career in speech and language therapy, with the Speech and Language Therapy Assistant course.
This course is an entry-level introduction to speech and language therapy, exploring the role and responsibilities of a speech therapy assistant and speech pathologist in detail. You will start by learning the basics of literacy development, moving onto the science of speech, and how the human nervous system controls our speech and ability to swallow,
Throughout the course, you will explore a wide range of speech and language disorders such as ADHD, Huntington’s and autism. You will also be introduced to effective strategies and practical exercises for treating patients.
The title Speech and Language Therapist is protected by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and completion of this course neither entitles you to use the title Speech and Language Therapist, nor call your services Speech and Language Therapy.
Highlights of The Speech and Language Therapy Assistant:
- Get a complete overview of the qualities, role and responsibilities of a speech and language therapist
- Develop essential communication, organisational, research and motivational skills
- Learn how the human nervous system works and how the brain control speech
- Expand your knowledge of language development and acquisition
- Understand the basics of speech and language science
- Familiarise with common communication disorders such as ADHD and Hungtington’s
- Broaden your understanding of linguistic concepts within key language areas
- Explore techniques and strategies for supporting the development of communication in your clients
The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no formal deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study the course at your own pace.
You are taught through a combination of
- Video lessons
- Online study materials
- Mock exams
- Multiple-choice assessment
How is the course assessed?
To successfully complete the course you must pass an automated, multiple-choice assessment. The assessment is delivered through our online learning platform. You will receive the results of your assessment immediately upon completion.
Will I receive a certificate of completion?
Upon successful completion, you will qualify for the UK and internationally-recognised certificate and you can choose to make your achievement formal by obtaining your PDF Certificate at a cost of £9 and Hardcopy Certificate for £15.
Why study this course
Whether you’re an existing practitioner or aspiring professional, this course will enhance your expertise and boost your CV with key skills and an accredited qualification attesting to your knowledge.
The Speech and Language Therapy Assistant is open to all, with no formal entry requirements. All you need is a passion for learning, a good understanding of the English language, numeracy and IT, and to be over the age of 16.
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|Module 01: An Overview of Speech Therapy||00:13:00|
|Module 02: The Science of Speech||00:20:00|
|Module 03: The Anatomy of Speech||01:00:00|
|Module 04: Characteristic of Speech: Linguistic Discipline||00:27:00|
|Module 05: Literacy and Language Development||00:22:00|
|Module 06: Child Speech & Language Disorders||00:32:00|
|Module 07: Adult Speech & Language Disorders||00:29:00|
|Module 08: How to Help a Child with SL Difficulties||00:25:00|
|Mock Exam – Speech and Language Therapy Assistant||00:20:00|
|Final Exam – Speech and Language Therapy Assistant||00:20:00|
|Speech and Language Therapy Assistant - Old Version|
|Introduction to Speech and Language Therapy|
|Introduction to Speech and Language Therapy||00:30:00|
|Main Ethical Principles of ASHA||00:45:00|
|Language Acquisition and Literacy Development|
|Literacy, Roles of SLT and Preliteracy in Newborns||00:30:00|
|The Scientific Aspects of Language and Speech|
|Basic Structure and Function of the Human Nervous System||00:20:00|
|Basics of Linguistics||00:30:00|
|Communication Disorders and Fluency disorder||00:20:00|
|Other Speech and Language Disorders|
|Agnosia, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Dementia||00:45:00|
|Understanding Brain Damage Locations||00:20:00|
|Traumatic Brain Injury||00:10:00|
|Huntington’s disease and Parkinson’s Disease||00:30:00|