Retired SLPA Program Director
During my 36-year career as a speech-language pathologist (SLP), there was always a worldwide shortage of SLPs. To extend services provided by SLPs, an emphasis has been placed on developing well-trained assistants for speech-language pathologists (SLPAs) as in the disciplines of occupational and physical therapies. The University of Vermont’s SLPA program is fully in sync with the guidelines established by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). The program is fully online and presented asynchronously so students can access coursework at their convenience during their 17-month commitment.
I taught three of the seven courses: Development of Spoken Language, Working with Speech Disorders, and Working with Language Disorders. I advised students and guided them to find supervising speech-language pathologists in their local community. Students throughout the United States join students from Vermont in this distance learning opportunity. Please find a link on this page if you have further interest.