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Speech Language Pathology Assistant - CCL

Gainful Employment Information
Major: 5994
Effective Term: 2007 Fall Final Term: Current
Award: CCL
Total Credits: 35
Description:

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Speech-Language Pathology Assistant is designed to provide comprehensive academic and practical education and training for Speech-Language Pathology Assistants. The program provides training in working with speech and language disordered adults and children, including bilingual populations. The program content is based upon the recommendations of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and the Arizona State Licensure Statue for Speech Language Pathology Assistants. In addition to work in the classroom, the program provides students with the opportunity to gain practical experience in working with clients/patients in a variety of settings under the direction and supervision of an ASHA certified speech-language pathologist. An AAS in Speech-Language Pathology Assistant is also available.

Program Notes:

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses within the program.

Admission Criteria: None
Program Prerequisites: None
Required Courses
Credits:35
ENG101 First-Year Composition 3
SLP104 Speech, Language, Hearing Development 3
SLP205 Introduction to Communication Disorders 3
SLP210 Speech and Hearing Anatomy and Physiology 3
SLP212 Language Disorders and Rehabilitation 3
SLP214 Speech Disorders and Rehabilitation 3
SLP215 Speech and Hearing Disorders and Rehabilitation 3
SLP217 Clinical Ethics and Documentation 3
SLP218 Behavior Management 2
 
SLP235AA Speech-Language Pathology Practicum (1) AND
SLP235AB Speech-Language Pathology Practicum (2) OR
SLP235AC Speech-Language Pathology Practicum (3) 3
SLP240 Assistive Technology and Augmentative Communication 3
SLP242 Low Incidence Disabilities 3

Program Competencies

  1. Demonstrate standard English writing skills. (ENG101)
  2. Identify and describe the normal processes of speech-language communication development. (SLP104)
  3. Describe normal process of hearing development. (SLP104)
  4. Describe the anatomy and physiology of the speech-language production mechanism and explain the relationship to disordered speech-language production. (SLP210)
  5. Describe the anatomy and physiology of the human auditory system and describe disordered hearing production based on the area of breakdown in the system. (SLP210)
  6. Describe the nature, causes and treatment of language and communication disorders across the life span and assist in the implementation of treatment/educational techniques and procedures for a variety of patients/clients/students with these disorders. (SLP212)
  7. Identify and describe phonological disorders, differences and delays and explain the causes of each. (SLP214)
  8. Identify and describe common language/phonological screening and diagnostic tests including their administration and scoring. (SLP212, SLP214)
  9. Identify and describe treatment procedures for phonological disorders, differences, and delays and assist in the development and implementation of treatment/educational techniques and procedures for a variety of speech-language disordered patients/students. (SLP214, SLP215, SLP235AA-AC)
  10. Demonstrate broad transcription of normal and disordered speech using the International Phonetic Alphabet. (SLP214)
  11. Accurately prepare a variety of assigned documentation, including the preparation and maintenance of patients/student charts, reports, and records in a variety of settings for review by a supervisor. (SLP235AA-AC)
  12. Identify, describe, and demonstrate professional/ethical behaviors in a variety of work related situations and settings. (SLP235AA-AC)
  13. Assist with the development and implementation of treatment/lesson plans for person with speech-language disorders/disabilities. (SLP235AA-AC)
  14. Demonstrate effective and appropriate communication skills in working with patients, students, family members, coworkers, and supervisors. (SLP235AA-AC)
  15. Perform all assigned activities, including routine maintenance and safety procedures, in a professional and timely manner. (SLP235AA-AC)
  16. Identify and describe developmental and acquired communication disorders/disabilities across the life span. (SLP205)
  17. Identify and describe treatment procedures for speech and hearing disorders and assist in the development and implementation of treatment/educational techniques and procedures for a variety of speech-language disordered patients/students (SLP215, SLP235AA-AC)
  18. Identify and discuss issues relating to clients'/patients' rights, professional, and ethical behaviors. (SLP217)
  19. Describe the educational service system and the heath care industry and the documentation required in each. (SLP205, SLP217)
  20. Identify and describe a variety of behavior management techniques and accurately apply these techniques in working with speech language disordered clients/patients. (SLP218, SLP235AA-AC)
  21. Identify and describe the type of client/patient in need of assistive technology and/or augmentative alternative communication systems. (SLP240)
  22. Identify and describe a variety of strategies, hardware, software low-tech and high-tech assistive technology and augmentative alternative communication systems that can be used with speech language disordered clients/patients. (SLP240)
  23. Identify and describe a variety of treatment techniques to use with a variety clients/patients with low incidence disabilities. (SLP242)

Complete program information is available here.

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change.

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