The Speech-Language Pathology Assistant Program is designed to prepare trained speech-language pathology assistants to assist speech-language pathologists in the speech and language development of communicatively disordered children and adults. They will be trained to conduct screenings for speech-language and hearing disorders (without interpretation), administer treatment assistance as prescribed by the speech-language pathologist, and provide support assistance to the speech-language pathologist. They will work with infants, children, young adults and seniors in educational, clinical and medical settings such as schools, day care centers, hospitals, nursing homes and clinics.
The Associate of Arts program offers an intensive course of study in the area of speech and language disorders, including supervised treatment and field experience in a variety of settings. Upon completion of the AA degree program, the graduate is eligible for registration as a Speech Language Pathology Assistant by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Examining Board (www.slpab.ca.gov)
All AA degree requirements must be completed with a grade of 'C' or better at the conclusion of the program in order to receive the certificate of completion.