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Speech-Language Pathology Assistant, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Chicopee, MA, United States
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant from Elms College will prepare you academically and clinically to enter the workforce upon graduation.
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Overview

Speech-Language Pathology Assistant from Elms College consists of a sequential study of normal development and functioning of speech, language, and hearing, and introductory courses concerned with communication disorders along with a more in-depth study of intervention principles and techniques. The program culminates in a clinical fieldwork experience allowing you to work in an education environment under the direction of a speech-language pathologist.

 Elms graduates have a 100 percent success rate finding positions as speech-language pathology assistants in school settings, helping children with communication disorders to improve their speech and language skills.

Graduates with Speech-Language Pathology Assistant from Elms College will be able to:

  • Acquire the knowledge and skills to immediately begin working as an SLPA upon graduation.
  • Learn from experienced faculty with clinical backgrounds as speech language pathologists and audiologists.
  • Double major in communication sciences and disorders (CSD) to broaden your understanding of how to treat conditions that impair communication.
  • Complete an intensive clinical practicum at a local school in collaboration with a certified SLP.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Rolling admission for national students

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Communication in CSD
  • Phonetics and Phonology
  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism 
  • Speech and Language Acquisition
  • Observational Methods and Techniques
  • Speech and Language Disorders: Adult Population
  • Rhetoric

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Fill out the Common Application or the Elms Application.
    • Submit your optional application items, such as your essay, letters of recommendation, or test scores (SAT I or ACT).
    • Submit your official high school transcript or GED/HiSet scores. High school transcripts must be accompanied by an official English translation.
    • Submit proof of English Proficiency: TOEFL iBT OR IELTS.
    • Medical documentation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36596 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36596 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    36596 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36596 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Chicopee

  • 1006 - 2090 USD/month
    Living Costs

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