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Speech-Language Pathology Assistant

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this two-year program, graduates will be prepared to assist a certified speech-language pathologist (SLP) in the following ways:

  • Perform speech, language, and hearing screenings
  • Administer speech and language assessment and progress monitoring tools per examiner manual qualifications and SLP direction
  • Demonstrate speech, language, and related therapy procedures to implement treatment plans developed by the SLP
  • Create records, charts, or graphs to communicate client/patient/student performance to SLP
  • Perform clerical duties such as preparing materials, organizing records, and scheduling clients/patients/students
  • Evaluate clinical situations for compliance with ethical codes and federal, state, and local regulations
  • Create advocacy materials and presentations to promote public awareness and improve public policies related to communication disorders

Check out the 2021-22 Annual Program Review for information on how this program assures that its students are attaining learning outcomes.

The Mitchell Tech SLPA program meets the requirements allowing a graduate to apply for SLPA licensure from the South Dakota Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Speech-Language Pathology Assistant certification from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

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