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The program culminates in a clinical fieldwork experience allowing you to work in an education environment under the direction of a speech-language pathologist.
At the conclusion of the program, you will earn an Associate of Applied Science degree and you will be prepared to:
Students are required to have good reading, writing, hearing and communication (verbal, written and articulation) skills in order to competently perform the job of a speech-language pathology assistant and to gain successful employment. Students must possess the motor skills necessary to manage clients and manipulate therapy materials in home and school environments. Applicants must have minimum scores on the English and Reading portions of the ACT or AccuPlacer.
Additional requirements may have to be met before entrance to fieldwork sites. See the Instructor for details.
Program Graduation Requirement: It is the goal of this program to prepare competent entry-level speech-language pathology assistants. To achieve that goal, students must earn a grade of C (2.0) or higher in all technical courses as a prerequisite to SLPA 240 Clinical Fieldwork. Students must earn a grade of C (2.0) or higher in their clinical fieldwork in order to graduate.
Note: Students in this program are required use an iPad. The student must purchase the device at his/her own expense and bring to use in classes. Specific software apps will also be required. Information about required apps will be provided as part of each course syllabus. Students must also bring their own laptop, which must meet MTI specifications, or may purchase one from MTI.
For more information, contact the MTI Admissions office at (800) 684-1969 or apply online.
Upon completion of this two-year program, graduates will be prepared to assist a certified speech-language pathologist (SLP) in the following ways:
Check out the 2013-14 Annual Program Assessment Review for information on how this program assures that its students are attaining learning outcomes.