Support personnel help increase the availability, frequency, and efficiency of services provided to those with communication impairments. Our Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) program is designed to help meet the shortage of speech-language pathologists in Indiana schools.
Support personnel in speech-language pathology perform tasks as prescribed, directed, and supervised by ASHA-certified speech-language pathologists. Under that supervision, SLPAs work directly with clients or patients to conduct screenings for speech, hearing or language disorders, and to provide therapeutic treatment, assistance, and documentation.
The IU program was developed using the guidelines and scope of practice for SLPAs designed by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). The program also meets the requirement for registration as a speech-language pathology assistant in the state of Indiana.