Speech Pathologist

Speech and Language Specialist

Speech-Language Therapist

Teacher of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped

Bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist

Speech and Language Clinician

Speech Therapist

Communication Specialist

Minimum 12th class pass in Science Certified training for Speech Audio Therapy Assistant (programme aligned to HSS/Q 7601 released by Healthcare Sector Skill Council)

Preferred relevant work experience

The tasks a Speech Audio Therapy Assistant is expected to perform include: Screening, identifying, assessing, diagnosing, referring, and providing intervention and counselling

Helping children and adolescents with language disorders

Helping patientsto improve their language skills

Evaluating and treating people with swallowing disorders

Knowledge of screening

Knowledge of diagnostic and assessment protocols/tests

Well versed with procedures to provide professional reports Knowledge on the necessity to develop/adapt need-based test/tools/procedures and be able to design and develop for specific populations

Well versed with the scope and limitations of administrative procedures

Relevant professional qualifications

Knowledge of various assessment instruments for test specificity and sensitivity

Friendly Effective communication skills

Patient and compassionate

Good listening skills

Mature, resourceful, and skilled

Good team player

It is not a desk job

Work from home option is not available

Part-time work is available

Need not handle a team

Travelling is not a part of this job Working hours

Companies usually work for 10/12 hours everyday for 5/6 days a week

Shift system maybe available Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

This job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazards include low back pain and musculoskeletal problems, fatigue, bacterial, viral and fungal infectious diseases, etc

Health risks include exposure to various chemicals, significant noise levels from machinery in large rehabilitation centres, and close contact with hospitalized patients.

For freshers INR 10,000 to INR 12,000 per monthFor candidates with 1-2 yearsexperience - INR 20,000 to INR 22,000 per month(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Medical Tourism and Certification/Accreditation of Medical Institutions

As covered earlier, medical tourism is being widely promoted by the Indian government. Certification/Accreditation of medical institutions definitely play a large role in attracting foreign nationals to Indian hospitals for treatment. With healthcare delivery players in the private sector vying for a share of international medical tourists, there is bound to be an increase in the number of medical institutions being certified/accredited.

Developments and Newer Areas of Medicine

Combined with the required increase in the density of medical professionals per 1,000 persons, as well as the projected increase in population, significant capacity and skill development is required in the following areas:



Technicians and paramedics

Among the areas outlined above, the requirement of nurses, technicians and paramedics account for over 75% of the incremental human resource requirement.

The healthcare sector is evolving continuously, leading to a demand of specialized Speech Audio Therapy Assistants.

Speech audio therapy centres across India Large hospitals across India Rehabilitation centres across India Schools for the differently-abled

Healthcare centres

Public and private hospitals

Rehabilitation centres, Schools for the differently-abled

Healthcare centres

Will be updated

All India Institute of Speech & Hearing (AIISH) Ali Yavar Jung National Institute for The Hearing Handicapped National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences

C. U. Shah Medical College

Holy Cross College