The Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) program is a comprehensive certificate and degree program of both theory and practical experience designed to prepare students to become certified Speech-Language Pathology Assistants (SLPAs).
An SLPA is a certified support person who works under the supervision of a licensed speech-language pathologist. The SLPA performs specific therapy-related tasks that are prescribed and directed by their supervising speech-language pathologist. The SLPA works closely with others in a variety of settings, including schools, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and in private practice. As a member of a speech-language therapy team, the SLPA helps children and adults with communication disorders improve their ability to speak, listen, and interact with others. SLPAs are responsible for following the directed treatment plan of the supervising SLP while working independently to deliver therapy services to children and adults, taking and tracking data, and various other roles and responsibilities within their scope of practice.
- AAS Speech-Language Pathology
- Speech-Language Pathology Assistant