The Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) program is designed to provide comprehensive academic education along with practical experiential training for Speech-Language Pathology Assistants. An SLPA works under the direct supervision of licensed or certified speech-language pathologists to provide speech and language therapy services following a documented treatment plan, assist with documentation of speech-language pathology services in educational or healthcare settings, provide clerical support, administer speech, language and hearing screenings, and report information to the speech language pathologist. The program content is based upon the recommendations of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). The program provides training in working with speech and language disordered adults and children while providing students with the opportunity to gain practical experience in working with clients/patients in a variety of settings.
The program has limited enrollment and admits one class each fall. The prerequisite courses must be completed with a “C” or higher prior to entry into the program. Prospective students interested in the program should contact the SLPA Program Director for details about the admission and application process.
Contact information is available on the Speech-Language Pathology Assistant program website.
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate critical thinking relevant to speech-language pathology.
- Distinguish the differences between normal and disordered speech-language communication and hearing.
- Comply with professional/ethical standards related to the field of speech-language pathology.
- Demonstrate effective communication skills across various work settings.
Map your individual academic plan of courses with your College Advisor.
If students choose to transition to another program within the Health Sciences & Wellness pathway, they should be particularly aware of the choice points that indicate when a decision to branch off into another program must be made to ensure credits and time are not lost.
Coursework common to all degrees within this pathway is indicated by CAC, Common Academic Coursework, in the program map.