Bachelor's in SLPA Curriculum and Courses

Major in Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) -48 credits

(Min. at Elms College: 24 cr./Min. GPA: 3.0)

All courses carry three credits, unless otherwise indicated. 

Communication Sciences and Disorders Requirements

ASD 301 Introduction to ASD
CSD 103 Sign Language I
CSD 104 Sign Language II
CSD 200 Professional Communication in CSD
CSD 201 Introduction to Communication Sciences and 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 
CSD 403 Bases of Intervention 
CSD 405 Aural Rehabilitation
CSD 410 Seminar in C.S.D.  
CSD 412 Rehabilitation of Articulation Disorders 
CSD 413 Rehabilitation of Language Disorders 
Clinical Practica (8 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)
BIO 105, 106, 121, 122, or 215 
MAT 108, 109, 120, or 131 
PHI 242 Everyday Ethics or PHI 248 Health Care Ethics 
PSY 201 General Psychology 
SWK 204 Human Behavior in Social Environments
REL 214, 215, 302 World Religions

*Subject to revision

Contact Us

Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Kathryn James
Chair

413-265-2253
jamesk@elms.edu