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Speech and Language Pathology Studies Certificate

Charter Oak State College, in conjunction with the professional staff of Connecticut's Capitol Region Education Council (CREC), has developed this online certificate to train adults as a speech and language pathology assistants. Students who already have an associate degree can participate in this certificate program on a stand-alone basis, or can apply the credits toward a bachelor's degree. Coursework is designed to assist you in mastering the skills required to address the language, communication, social/emotional and creative needs of young school children. All of the courses for this certificate must be taken at Charter Oak and all of them must be completed with a grade of 'C' or better.

Certificate Requirements:

COM 102: Introduction to Language and Communication Development3 cr
COM 103: Speech & Language Services in the School Setting3 cr
COM 206: Speech Disorders & Interventions3 cr
COM 306: Language Disorders and Interventions3 cr
COM 307: Language & Literacy Development and Interventions3 cr
COM 308: Language & Communication Development in Autism3 cr
COM 399: Speech and Language Pathology Practicum3 cr
Total21 cr

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the Speech and Language Pathology Studies Certificate will be able to:

  1. develop an understanding of normal speech, language, and communication development;
  2. develop an understanding of physiological and functional speech/language and hearing disorders;
  3. learn evidence-based intervention techniques to evoke and sustain communication behaviors;
  4. develop an awareness of vital behavior and environmental factors that can potentially support or erode the efficacy of treatment;
  5. comprehend and advocate for the SLPA's role on a multidisciplinary team within a comprehensive service delivery system;
  6. employ best practices with regard to establishing and sustaining a culturally linguistically responsive environment; and
  7. demonstrate proficiency in all technical skills of a speech-language pathology assistant.

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