ADP Speech Therapy

ADP Speech Therapy

This program lies under the ‘communication sciences and disorders’ discipline, which also include the closely aligned-study of audiology. This degree will cover communication disorders due to neurological disorders, hearing impairment, language learning disabilities, development delay and swallowing difficulties. A speech-language therapy assistant is a certified support professional. Speech therapy assistants work under the supervision of a licensed speech-language pathologist.

This degree will give you the relevant knowledge to:

  • Identify
  • Assess
  • Evaluate
  • Manage
  • Treat
  • and educate on how to prevent language, speech, voice, fluency, cognitive and other communication disorders and swallowing problems

The core focus will be on:

  • Delivering therapy services to children and adults
  • Taking and tracking data of patients
  • Various other roles and responsibilities within the scope of practice

 

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge required of an entry-level speech therapy assistant
  2. Demonstrate the roles, responsibilities, and legal, ethical, interpersonal behaviours expected of the entry-level speech therapist assistant by the institution of employment, profession and society
  3. Perform duties of the speech therapy assistant in patient care delivery under supervision of a qualified Speech and Language Pathologist.
  4. Perform selected speech therapy interventions, under the direction and supervision of a trained Speech and Language Pathologist, to patients across their lifespan in a safely manner.
  5. Perform data collection safely, competently, and under supervision.
  6. Perform education of patients and caregivers that is intelligible, comprehensive, and accurate.
  7. Perform documentation of a patient treatment session.
  8. Determine the clinical application of reviewed literature relating to the field of speech therapy.

 

Career Options:

  • Early intervention settings
  • Schools and Pre-schools
  • Hospitals
  • Private Clinics
  • Rehabilitation Centers