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SLPA Field Work Hours

SLPA Field Work Hours

If you are on a journey to become a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant, you might be familiar with the SLPA fieldwork hours. Depending on where you are in your journey, you might want to start thinking about where you will complete your hours.

SLPA Education Requirements

For those of you who are not familiar with this, let me explain. In order to become a licensed Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA), you need to complete either an Associate’s degree in Speech Pathology or a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Some degree programs may already include the SLPA program, while others may require you to find an accredited program separately. For more information, you can visit: What is a Speech Therapist? – Speech Improvement Center

SLPA educational requirements

SLPA Field Work Requirements

During your SLPA program, you are required to complete 70-120 hours of clinical fieldwork. The SLPA field work hours must be completed under the direct supervision of a speech-language pathologist and consist of observation and direct therapy hours.

As a future SLPA, you will want to complete your hours in a setting that you ideally would like to work in once you are licensed. For instance, if you aspire to work in a private practice, it would be advantageous to complete your hours in a private practice setting to gain experience and familiarity with the environment and processes. Some of the most common settings are schools, private practices, hospitals, and home health.

Finding a suitable placement can be challenging at times. Depending on your program, you may be required to complete your hours while completing your associates or bachelors degree or at a later time. In both situations, finding a placement that will give you the experience and knowledge you need to be a successful clinician when starting your career can be challenging.

Finding SLPA Field Work Placement

At Speech Improvement Center, we offer students the opportunity to complete their SLPA field work hours at one of our clinics. We have passionate SLPs who are eager to share their years of knowledge and expertise with you and provide the support you need to start your career. You will have the opportunity to network with our therapists, learn about what it’s like to work in a private practice setting, receive feedback and guidance for running therapy sessions, as well as all the support you need even after you complete your fieldwork hours. You will also have a graduation with your cohort of students and have a very fun and engaging fieldwork experience.

While we would love to accommodate as many students as possible, our availability is limited. If you are interested in completing your hours with us, be sure to sign up as soon as possible. Placements will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. You can sign up here: SLPA Field Work Hours – Speech Improvement Center

SLPA mentorship

If you are interested in employment opportunities, please visit: Employment Opportunities – Speech Improvement Center
If you are interested in getting your SLPA license in CA, please visit: How to become a Licensed SLPA in California – Speech Improvement Center

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