The University of Vermont offers post baccalaureate educational opportunities for those interested in becoming speech language pathology assistants (SLP-As) as well as for individuals planning on pursuing a Masters of Science in Communication Sciences & Disorders degree, in order to become certified speech language pathologists (SLPs). The University of Vermont’s Online Speech-Language Pathology Assistants(SLPAs) program trains SLPAs to serve the 0-21 year old population. The six online prerequisites to the Masters of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders may be taken within three semesters while applying to the graduate degree program. The two strands of courses reflect current standards for SLP-As and SLPs as described by the American Speech and Hearing Association. Currently the UVM Masters of Science in Communication Sciences is not offered online.
Our curriculum includes the study of communication development and disorders, sound and language structure, working with culturally diverse populations, and working as a member of a collaborative team, in order to assist a supervising SLP. We value best practice efforts within inclusive educational settings, utilizing evidence-based intervention strategies for children with communication challenges and differences. We further recognize the need for communication services for very young children, birth to three years old, and provide training in family-based services…more.
The six prerequisite courses necessary for admission to the Masters of Science program in Communication Sciences and Disorders are offered online and are designed to be completed in a maximum of three semesters. You need not be enrolled in the SLPA sequence or applying to the UVM program in CSD in order to take the prerequisite courses. Also, they can be taken individually…more.