St. Lawrence College

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Communicative Disorders Assistant

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Program Information

School:St. Lawrence College
Faculty:Kingston Campus
Field of Study:Commun. Tech./Technicians and Support Services, Other
Description:This program prepares students to work in a supporting capacity with registered Speech-Language Pathologists or Audiologists in a variety of service settings and populations. The program is based on develop­ing a firm understanding of anatomical and physiological aspects of speech, language, and hearing disorders along with the necessary skills for intervention and programming. Empha­sis is placed on preparing the graduate to carry out screening and remediation programs under the direction of the Speech-Language Pathologist or Audiologist. The comprehensive, competency-based field placements provide students with opportunities to develop and practice these skills.

*Program outline and course sequencing is under review and subject to change for 2016-17

Graduates from this program may find employment as assistants or technicians, in facilities/agencies serving clients/patients with communicative disorders such as schools, day care centres, residential institutions, hospitals, nursing homes and clinics. Many graduates have the opportunity to relocate across Ontario for many of the employment options available. The graduate will work under the direction of a qualified Speech-Language Pathologist and/or Audiologist.
URL:Communicative Disorders Assistant at St. Lawrence College
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $5,972
International: $23,162
Careers:DispatchersRadio Operators

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    Minimum of a two-year post-secondary diploma or degree, with a specialty in health, community services or social services including Psychology, Linguistics or related disciplines. Please note: For applications to the CDA program, there is no requirement to submit a letter of intent, references or curriculum vitae.

    Test Scores:
    Additional Admission Requirements:
      Completion of the IMMUNIZATION - COMMUNICABLE DISEASE FORM is a MANDATORY condition for your clinical/practical placement. THIS FORM IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY. Questions regarding completion of this form can be submitted to:

      * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

      Modified on November 18, 2015