SLPA 105 Articulation and Phonology for the SLPA
differentiate between articulation disorders and phonologic disorders.
identify anatomical structures and physiological functions related to normal speech production.
transcribe Standard American English into the IPA and transcribe the IPA into Standard American English.
collect a speech sample from a child and develop a phonetic inventory.
accurately document performance of a sample client on an articulation screener.
model therapeutic techniques for treating articulation and phonologic disorders.
label oral motor tools and describe how to use them effectively with clients.
SLPA 110 Professional Issues and Practices in Speech-Language Pathology
demonstrate functional knowledge of professional responsibilities and ethical behavior appropriate for the Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA).
describe the skills needed to assist in the management of speech-language pathology programs and services.
evaluate the supervisory process, the clinical competencies expected, and the SLP/SLPA role in the process.
describe a variety of recording and behavioral interpretation techniques for use in observation.
identify the important skills in observation, including differentiating between fact, opinion, judgment, and speculation.
list job professions that are considered mandated reporters and describe the process of reporting abuses (of the child or adult client).
demonstrate functional knowledge of concepts and principles in the context of cultural and linguistic differences when serving the communicative needs of multilingual populations.
analyze therapeutic processes and materials to address communication deficits from the review of live speech and language therapy sessions.
SLPA 115 Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinical Strategies
identify various forms of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).
demonstrate high-tech, low-tech, and no-tech forms of AAC for use with children and/or adults.
collect language samples in children and/or adults.
transcribe language samples in children and/or adults.
calculate and confirm Mean Length of Utterance (MLU).
administer a speech and language screening and accurately document child/adult performance.