By completing the SLPA program at PCC, you will be eligible to register with the state Licensing Board and be able to work in California as a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant.

What does a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant do?

As a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant, you will assist speech-language pathologists in a variety of ways. You will help them in the assessment and treatment of clients with disorders in speech, language, voice, and fluency. Under the supervision and direction of the Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP), you may conduct speech-language screenings, implement ongoing treatment and therapy plans, document client progress and assist the SLP during assessment and treatment.

As a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant, you can find work wherever Speech-Language Pathologists work: in public schools, day care centers, hospitals, nursing homes and rehabilitation facilities, and private practices.