Speech Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA)
Explore the speech language pathology assistant (SLPA) certificate at UW-Eau Claire
Develop the skills and knowledge needed to earn the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) Speech-Language Pathology Certification (C-SLPA).
Designed for students seeking a bachelor's degree in communication sciences and disorders, the SLPA certificate gives you the opportunity to learn real-world clinical procedures as well as the roles and responsibilities of an SLPA. Graduates of the certificate leave with practical experience, including 100 hours of supervised clinical practice in an off-site clinical setting.
Why speech language pathology assistant (SLPA) at UW-Eau Claire?
Skill-building facilities. The Communication and Sciences Disorders department provides valuable clinical training experience while using some of the industry's latest technology. Our highly-equipped, on-campus lab includes 16 therapy rooms with direct observation facilities, two group treatment spaces, an assistive technology lab, and mobile speech, voice, and audiology equipment. Here you’ll work directly with clients of the Chippewa Valley community, boosting your confidence and building skills that will benefit you in your future career.
Unique learning opportunities. The annual Chippewa Valley Aphasia Camp connects you directly with members of the community who have aphasia, a communication disorder caused by brain damage. Working closely with Mayo Clinic Health System, you'll gain incredible insight through the learn-by-doing mentality of the camp while fostering impactful relationships. Many graduates have described this experience as being a highlight of their university career.
Speech language pathology assistant (SLPA) certificate curriculum
Courses throughout the program will provide an introduction to psychology and behavior analysis, clinical procedures and facilitating communication. Learn how to prepare goals and objectives, write reports, and use clinical equipment and materials. Courses provide education around disability and education law, research, family/parent roles, cultural diversity and assistive technology.
What classes do speech language pathology assistant (SLPA) students take?
Your classes may cover topics like:
- Diverse learners
- Clinical procedures in communication disorders
- Facilitating communication in preschool children
- Behavior analysis for teachers
- Adult communication intervention
- Behavior analysis and therapy
Learn more about the speech language pathology assistant (SLPA) certificate in the UWEC catalog.
Communication and sciences disorder majors are welcome to apply for the SLPA certificate. The following items are needed for admission:
- Declared CSD major
- Letter of intent that states why you would want to pursue the SLPA certificate
- Two recommendations from CSD faculty
- Minimum junior standing
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