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Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences

The speech-language pathology assistant (SLPA) major program will prepare you academically and clinically to enter the workforce upon graduation. Elms graduates have a 100 percent success rate finding positions as speech-language pathology assistants in school settings, helping children with communication disorders to improve their speech and language skills.

The SLPA major follows ASHA guidelines and consists of a sequential study of normal development and functioning of speech, language, and hearing, and introductory courses concerned with communication disorders along with a more in-depth study of intervention principles and techniques. The program culminates in a clinical fieldwork experience allowing you to work in an education environment under the direction of a speech-language pathologist.

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100% job placement

  • Faculty are experienced teachers with clinical backgrounds as speech language pathologists and audiologists.
  • SLPA majors complete service learning projects in the local community.
  • Gain experience treating speech and language disorders through an in-depth clinical practicum in a local school.