Communication: Speech Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) , Associate in Science

Upon successful completion of the certificate, the student demonstrates skills, knowledge and training to conduct speech-language screening, without interpretation, and using screening protocols developed by the supervising speech-language pathologist; provide direct treatment assistance to patients or clients under the supervision of a speech-language pathologist; follow implementing documented treatment plans or protocols developed by a supervising speech-language pathologist; document patient or client progress toward meeting established objectives; report the information to a supervising speech-language pathologist; assist a speech-language pathologist during assessments, including, but not limited to, assisting with formal documentation, preparing materials, and performing clerical duties; schedule activities and prepare charts, records, graphs, and data; perform checks and maintain equipment, including, but not limited to, augmentative communication devices; and assist with speech-language pathology research projects, in-service training, and family or community education.

Minimum Units Required: 64

Recommended Sequence:

First Semester

Units

MATH 082

Intermediate Algebra

5

COMM DIS 001

Communication Disorders: Speech and Language Development

3

COMM DIS 002

Introduction to Communication Disorders

3

ENG 001A

Written Communications

3

P E 001D

Beginning Swim for Health

1.5-2

COM ST 007

Intercultural Communication

3

Second Semester

BIOL 011

Human Biology

4

COMM DIS 003

Communication Disorders: Therapy Analysis and Field Practice

4

CDEV 034

Children With Special Needs

3

P E 009A

Individual Conditioning I

1.5-2

COM ST 003

Interpersonal Communication

3

Third Semester

COMM DIS 005

Communications Disorders: Materials and Procedures

3

CDEV 021

Child and Adolescent Development

3

HUM 004/
ANTHR 004

Introduction to Linguistics

3

POLSC 001

American Government and Institutions

3

PSYCH 001

Introduction to Psychology

3

Fourth Semester

BIM 038

Office Technologies

3

 

or

 

BIM 039

Office Management

3

 

or

 

BIM 081

Records Management and Filing

3

COMM DIS 007

Communication Disorders: Service Delivery Issues

3

COMM DIS 009

Communication Disorders: Assessment and Remediation

3

FCS 019/H S 019

Human Development

3

SL 001

Elementary American Sign Language

3

NOTE:

Please refer to SECTION III, Academic Programs, Special Admission Programs, Communication Speech-Language Pathology Assistant for Application Process and Selection Procedure

Minimum Units 64