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Certificate: Speech-Language Pathology Assistant
Certified Speech-language pathology assistants work with speech-language pathologists in a variety of environments including schools, hospitals, and rehabilitation centers and with a diverse group of clients. Fontbonne University’s SLPA certificate program can enhance the careers of speech implementers who currently work in the field under the guidance of a speech-language pathologist and who now need to meet the new Missouri SLPA guidelines. This certificate is also an excellent option for students seeking to augment their degrees in other programs or for those looking to make an exciting career change. Upon completing the program, you will have the 21 credit hours and the 25 supervised clinical observation hours necessary to apply for licensure as a speech-language pathology assistant with the State of Missouri Board of Healing Arts.
Most courses are offered in a blended format, where some of the classes within one course are online and some are face-to-face, so you can maintain your career and personal responsibilities while you earn certification.
Students in this program must already have a bachelor’s degree in a related field or they must complete a bachelor’s degree by the time this certificate is awarded.
The Speech-Language Pathology Assistant Certificate curriculum consists of the following courses and as is designed to be completed in 14 months:
CDS 105 Development of Language in the Normal and Exceptional Child
CDS 201 Anatomy & Physiology of the Speech, Language, Hearing Mechanism
CDS 220 Phonetics
CDS 331 Pediatric Speech and Language Disorders for the SLPA
CDS 332 Adult Speech and Language Disorders for the SLPA
CDS 334 Audiology and Aural Rehabilitation for the SLPA
CDS 335 Clinical Methods for the SLPA
For more information, email or call 314.889.1407.