Speech Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA), Certificate
This Speech Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) Certificate is intended to provide students seeking a bachelor's degree in communication sciences and disorders the opportunity to add coursework and experiences to meet the criteria for the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) Speech-Language Pathology Certification (C-SLPA). Students will learn clinical procedures as well as roles and responsibilities of the SLPA. Each student will enroll in a clinical experience with an opportunity to earn 100 hours of supervised clinical practice in an off-site clinical setting.
- Declared CSD major
- Letter of intent that clearly states why you would want to pursue the SLPA Certificate
- Two recommendations from CSD faculty
- Minimum junior standing
The SLPA certificate is only open to Communication Science and Disorders majors with a minimum CSD GPA of 2.5. The SLPA Certificate will be awarded to those students who have completed the following courses at a grade level of C or above. The SLPA Certificate is a combination of 15-16 credits that include a clinical experience.
|SEIP 200||Introduction to Diverse Learners||3|
|CSD 370||Clinical Procedures in Communication Disorders||3|
|Choose one of the following:||2-3|
|Facilitating Communication in Preschool Children|
|(Adult Communication Intervention)|
|Classroom Language Applications in AAC|
|Choose one of the following:||3|
|Applied Behavior Analysis for Teachers|
|Introduction to Behavior Analysis and Therapy|
Program Learning Outcomes
Students completing this program will be expected to meet the following learning outcomes:
- Demonstrate clinical writing and documentation necessary for a speech language pathology assistant.
- Explain policies and procedures for speech language pathology assistants including universal precautions, ethics, and client confidentiality.
- Implement intervention strategies for individuals in need of speech and language intervention in a variety of settings while earning up to 100 hours of clinical field work (practicum).