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Speech Language Pathology Assistant

This award is not eligible for Financial Aid

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 curriculum and clinical experience in working with individuals with communication disorders across the lifespan. The program content is aligned with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) guidelines and the Arizona State License Statute 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 under the direction and supervision of an ASHA certified speech-language pathologist. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Speech Language Pathology Assistant is also available.

Details

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Field of Interest: 
Health Sciences
Type: 
Certificate
Academic Plan Code: 
5994N
Total credits required: 
32
Effective term: 
2021 Fall
Admission criteria

Formal application and admission to the program is required. All program prerequisites and admission criteria must be completed prior to submission of application. See Estrella Mountain Community College website for application instructions, materials, and deadlines.

Admission to the Speech Language Pathology Assistant Certificate of Completion program requires a current and valid Level One Identify Verified Fingerprint (IVP) Clearance Card. Applicants must present a copy of the front and back of the Level One IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card with their application. For a Fingerprint Clearance Card application, contact the Arizona Department of Public Safety. Applicants must also provide a copy of any official transcripts documenting a conferred Associate Degree, or higher, and a certificate of attendance at a Speech Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) Orientation.

Academic Plan: 
Speech Language Pathology Assistant (CER)
Notes

This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

License/Certification Requirements:
Students must meet all applicable state and/or national license and/or certification requirements to practice as a Speech Language Pathology Assistant. Please visit state and national governing bodies for specific licensing/certification requirements.

Waiver of License/Certification Guarantee:
Formal admission or graduation from the Speech Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) Program does not guarantee obtaining a license to practice as an SLPA. License requirements and the subsequent procedures are the exclusive right and responsibility of the state and/or national licensing/certifying bodies. Students must satisfy the requirements of the SLPA Practice Act: Statutes, Rules and Regulations, independently of any college or school requirements for graduation.

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:32
SLP104Speech, Language, and Hearing Development3
SLP205Introduction to Communication Disorders3
SLP210Speech and Hearing Anatomy and Physiology3
SLP212Language Disorders and Rehabilitation3
SLP214Speech Sound Disorders and Phonetics3
SLP215Speech, Language, Hearing Disorders and Rehabilitation3
SLP217Clinical Ethics and Documentation3
SLP218Behavior Management3
 
SLP235AASpeech-Language Pathology Practicum (1) (May be repeated) OR
SLP235ABSpeech-Language Pathology Practicum (2)2
 
SLP240Assistive Technology and Augmentative Communication3
SLP242Low Incidence Disabilities3
Competencies
  • Abide by state and national scope of practice. (SLP104, SLP205, SLP210, SLP212, SLP214, SLP215, SLP217, SLP218, SLP235AA, SLP235AB, SLP240, SLP242)
  • Demonstrate professional and ethical behavior in accordance with state and national standards. (SLP104, SLP205, SLP210, SLP212, SLP214, SLP215, SLP217, SLP218, SLP235AA, SLP235AB, SLP240, SLP242)
  • Administer informal screenings and therapy probes to gather data to support a treatment plan. (SLP212, SLP214, SLP215, SLP217, SLP235AA, SLP235AB, SLP242)
  • Draw conclusions from multiple sources of information to inform the implementation of a treatment plan. (SLP212, SLP214, SLP215, SLP217, SLP218, SLP235AA, SLP235AB, SLP240, SLP242)
  • Execute therapeutic and evidenced-based practices using an understanding of speech, language, voice and fluency disorders under the direction of a licensed speech-language pathologist. (SLP104, SLP205, SLP210, SLP212, SLP214, SLP215, SLP217, SLP218, SLP235AA, SLP235AB, SLP240, SLP242)
  • Identify appropriate technology solutions to meet client needs. (SLP212, SLP214, SLP215, SLP218, SLP235AA, SLP235AB, SLP240, SLP242)
  • Document progress toward goals in an established treatment plan. (SLP212, SLP214, SLP215, SLP217, SLP235AA, SLP235AB, SLP242)
  • Communicate in a culturally responsive manner, demonstrating empathetic and active listening skills. (SLP104, SLP205, SLP210, SLP212, SLP214, SLP215, SLP217, SLP218, SLP235AA, SLP235AB, SLP240, SLP242)
  • Communicate complex information clearly with a purpose appropriate to the context and audience in written and oral forms. (SLP104, SLP205, SLP210, SLP212, SLP214, SLP215, SLP217, SLP218, SLP235AA, SLP235AB, SLP240, SLP242)
  • Produce documentation of services in compliance with regulation and reimbursement requirements. (SLP217, SLP235AA, SLP235AB)
  • Demonstrate the ability to learn from and adapt to changing contexts. (SLP104, SLP205, SLP210, SLP212, SLP214, SLP215, SLP217, SLP218, SLP235AA, SLP235AB, SLP240, SLP242)
  • Select relevant continued professional and personal growth opportunities within the field. (SLP212, SLP214, SLP215, SLP217, SLP218, SLP235AA, SLP235AB, SLP240, SLP242)

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