Associate's Degree in SLPA Curriculum and Courses

Major in Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) -45 credits

(Min. at Elms College: 24 cr./Min. GPA: 2.67)

All courses carry three credits, unless otherwise indicated. 

Core Communication Sciences and Disorders Requirements

CSD 200 Professional Communication in CSD
CSD 201 Introduction to Communication Sciences & Disorders 
CSD 202 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism I 
CSD 203 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism II 
CSD 204 Phonetics and Phonology 
CSD 305 Normal Language Development
CSD 307 Observational Methods and Techniques (4)
CSD 403 Bases of Intervention 
CSD 405 Aural Rehabilitation 
CSD 412 Rehabilitation of Articulation Disorders 
CSD 413 Rehabilitation of Language Disorders 
Clinical Practica (4-12 credits)

Students may enroll in one or more clinical practicum only with permission of the program director.
CSD 408 Clinical Practicum in Schools I 
CSD 408L Clinical Practicum in Schools I Lab (1 credit)
CSD 415 Clinical Practicum in Schools II 
CSD 415L Clinical Practicum in Schools IL Lab (1 credit)

Additional Course Requirements (21 credits)
HIS 105 or 106 American History 
HUM 101 Rhetoric 
MAT 108 College Math 
OR
MAT 109 Statistics
OR
MAT 120 Elementary Functions
OR
MAT 131 Differential Calculus
PHI 242 Everyday Ethics 
OR
PHI 248 Health Care Ethics
PSY 201 General Psychology 
REL 302 World Religions
214, 215, or 302

Contact Us

Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Kathryn James
Chair

413-265-2253
jamesk@elms.edu