Speech and Language Therapy Assistant

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

Course design

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.

Course Curriculum

Speech and Language Therapy Assistant - Updated Version
An Overview of Speech Therapy 00:13:00
The Science of Speech 00:20:00
The Anatomy of Speech 02:00:00
Characteristic of Speech: Linguistic Discipline 00:27:00
Literacy and Language Development 00:22:00
Module 06: Child Speech & Language Disorders 00:32:00
Adult Speech & Language Disorders 00:29:00
How to Help a Child with SL Difficulties 00:25:00
Mock Exam
Mock Exam – Speech And Language Therapy 00:20:00
Final Exam
Final Exam – Speech And Language Therapy 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
Speech Science 00:30:00
Basic Structure and Function of the Human Nervous System 00:20:00
Basics of Linguistics 00:30:00
Communication Disorders
Communication Disorders and Fluency disorder 00:20:00
Speech disorders 00:30:00
Language Disorders 00:20:00
Aphasia 00:30:00
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
Swallowing Disorders 00:45:00

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