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BECOME A STAR ASSISTANT

How can you be competent in your job, stretch yourself professionally, and still stay within the scope of your training and duties? A truly successful assistant has good technical knowledge and skills—which you'll be able to show you've mastered by becoming an ASHA-certified assistant—combined with "soft skills" that are important in a team environment and when working with clients.

Show your value—become an ASHA-certified assistant (starting in 2020). To learn more, fill out the form below.

CONVEY A WILLINGNESS TO LEARN NEW THINGS

Becoming a certified assistant will show a commitment to your profession. And a true professional continues to learn, and stays up-to-date on current trends and research.

So, volunteer for tasks, and be willing to learn something new. Ask your supervisor how you may better assist them. And work with your supervisor to develop a professional development plan.

DEMONSTRATE INITIATIVE

Perform your routine tasks without waiting for someone to ask you. Complete your assignments on time and be thorough. Always act as though your supervisor is watching you. Learn how to become certified as an assistant.

BE ORGANIZED

Organize your tasks on a daily basis to save time and effort. And make sure your work environment is neat and organized—it should be a productive, professional space.

PROJECT A PROFESSIONAL IMAGE

This translates to simple things like wearing clean, neat, suitable clothing; speaking respectfully and appropriately to your supervisor, colleagues, and clients; and arriving at work on time.

MAINTAIN A POSITIVE, PLEASANT ATTITUDE

A positive attitude, even in a bad situation, can reduce stress (for everyone). Set yourself apart by making yourself the go-to person for your supervisor.

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We're glad you're interested in ASHA's assistants certification program. We'd love to learn more about you. We'll be in touch with more information and resources to help you prepare for certification.

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The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 204,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students.

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The ASHA Action Center welcomes questions and requests for information from members and non-members.

Available 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. ET
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Email the Action Center
Members: 800-498-2071
Non-Member: 800-638-8255
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