1. To train students for employment as Speech-Language Pathology Assistants through meeting the state of California
registration requirements for Speech- Language Pathology Assistants.
2. To provide the educational requirements necessary to pass the State of California registration and
licensing requirements for Speech-Language Pathology Assistants.
3. To equip students with the knowledge, fieldwork experience and core technical skills within the
field of Speech-Language Pathology Assistant.
4. To promote professional standards of the individual to meet the requirements of the State of
California, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Code of Ethics and the
5. To provide for students a career ladder to transfer to the four-year university level.
Graduates will be prepared in the following areas:
1. Demonstrate the ability to relate to clients/patients in a supportive manner.
2. Use appropriate forms of polite and professional communication and conduct with clients, staff,
family and caregivers.
3. Use language and behavior appropriate to a person's developmental and educational level,
communication style and communication disorder.
4. Communicate in a clear, precise and accurate manner in oral and written forms all information
relevant to the care of the client and/or caregiver to the speech language pathologist.
5. Maintain confidentiality and other appropriate workplace behaviors.
6. Follow health and safety precautions.
7. Accurately and correctly assist the speech-language pathologist with speech-language and
hearing screenings (without interpretation).
8. Calculate appropriate data relating to client screening data.
9. Accurately implement documented treatment plans or protocols developed by the supervising
10. Respond to changes in behaviors or protocols in an appropriate and timely manner.
11. Demonstrate time management skills.
12. Document patient/client performance (e.g., tallying data for the speech-language
pathologist to use: preparing charts, records, and graphs).
13. Assist the speech-language pathologist during assessment of patients/clients.
14. Record clear, precise and accurate data concerning client, family, and or caregiver in
relation to therapeutic regime, responses and outcomes.
15. Set up, operate, perform checks and maintenance of a wide variety of required clinical and
16. Develop and present appropriate educational materials that are age appropriate, culturally
sensitive and disorder sensitive.
17. Assist with departmental operations (scheduling, record keeping, office management systems,
safety/maintenance of supplies and equipment).
18. Collect data for quality improvement
19. Support the supervising speech-language pathologist in research projects, in-service training
and public relations programs.
20. Participate in continuing education, in-service and life long learning.
21. Demonstrate a clear understanding of job responsibilities, compliance with regulations,
reimbursement requirements and ethical awareness.
22. Demonstrate clear interpersonal communication skills and professional ethics consistent with
being a member of the speech-language pathology team.
23. Develop collaborative and transdisciplinary team approach working skills.