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Training Programs for Speech-Language Pathology Assistants

The following technical training programs for speech-language pathology assistants are self-identified; this list is not meant to be exhaustive. These programs have not been reviewed or evaluated in any way by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) for technical training of speech-language pathology assistants. Placement on this list does not indicate any endorsement by ASHA.


Harding University
Dr. Melanie Meeker
915 E. Market Avenue, Box 10872
Searcy, AR 72149
Phone: 501-279-4658
Fax: 501-279-4325
Email: or


Arizona State University
Cathy Bacon, MA, CCC-SLP, Program Coordinator
Department of Speech & Hearing Science
P.O. Box 870102
Tempe, AZ 85287-0102
Phone: 480-965-2374
Fax: 480-965-8516

Estrella Mountain Community College
Amy Hill, MA, CCC-SLP, Program Director, SLP Assistants Program
3000 North Dysart Road
Avondale, AZ 85392
Phone: 623-935-8853

Northern Arizona University
Jeff Meeks, EdD, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant Program
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Northern Arizona University
208 E. Pine Knoll Drive
P.O. Box 15045
Flagstaff, AZ 86011
Phone: 928-523-2969
Fax: 928-523-0034


American River College
Kristina Zajic, MS CCC-SLP, Department Chair, Health & Education
4700 College Oak Drive
Sacramento, CA 95841-4286
Phone: 916-484-8702

California Baptist University
Tracy Calpin Taylor, MA, CCC/SLP, Clinical Coordinator
8432 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92504
Phone: 951-552-8043

Cerritos College
Susan McDonald, MS, CCC-SLP, Department Chair and Faculty, SLPA Program
11110 Alondra Boulevard
Norwalk, CA 90650
Phone: 562-860-2451, ext. 3517
Fax: 562-467-5077

Chapman University
Mary Ellen Hood, MS, CCC-SLP, Adjunct Faculty and Program Manager
Office of Extended Education
One University Drive
Orange, CA 92866
Phone: 714-997-6610
Fax: 714-997-9567

Orange Coast College
Anne McClanahan, SLPA Program Coordinator
2701 Fairview Road, P.O. Box 5005
Costa Mesa, CA 92628-5005
Phone: 714-432-5883

Pasadena City College
Beverley Dunbar, MS, CCC-SLP, SLPA Program Coordinator
1570 East Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91106
Phone: 626-585-7591

Reedley College
30277 Avenue 12
Madera, CA 93638
Phone: 559-675-4800

San Joaquin Delta College
Benjamin Reece, EdD, CCC-SLP, Director, SLPA Program
5151 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95207
Phone: 209-954-5572
Fax: 209-464-9798

Santa Ana College
Monica S. Zarske, MA CCC-SLP, SLPA Program Director
1530 West 17th Street
Santa Ana, CA 92706
Phone: 714-564-6668
Fax: 714-667-3914


Metropolitan State College of Denver
Dr. Marcia Walsh-Aziz, PhD, CCC-SLP, Assistant Professor, Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences
P.O. Box 173362, Campus Box 34
Denver, CO 80217-3362
Phone: 303-615-1988

University of Colorado, Boulder
Jen Marson-Parker, MA, CCC-SLP
2501 Kittredge Loop Road, UCB 409
Boulder, CO 80309-0409
Phone: 303-492-6560
Fax: 303-492-3274
Email: and

University of Northern Colorado
Kim Murza, PhD, CCC-SLP, Associate Professor Speech-Language Pathology
Gunter Hall 1510
Campus Box 140
Greeley, CO 80639
Phone: 970-351-1084


Charter Oak State College Speech-Language Pathology Assistant Online Certificate
Julie Giaccone, MS, CCC-SLP, Program Director
55 Paul Manafort Drive
New Britain, CT 06053
Phone: 860-515-3701
Fax: 860-760-6047

Southern Connecticut State University
Dr. Kelly Mabry, Program Coordinator
Department of Communication Disorders
501 Crescent Street, Davis Hall 012
New Haven, CT 06515
Phone: 203-392-5954
Fax: 203-392-5968


College of DuPage
Kathryn Orzechowski MS, CCC-SLP, Instructor, Program Coordinator
425 Fawell Boulevard
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Phone: 630-942-4331
Fax: 630-858-5409

South Suburban College Speech-Language Pathology Assistant Program
Jonathan Love, Coordinator of Speech Language Pathology Assistant Program
15800 South State Street
South Holland, IL 60473-1200
Phone: 708-596-2000, ext. 2204


Indiana University
Emily Ansty, MA, CCC-SLP
Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences 
IU Health Sciences Building
2631 East Discovery Parkway
Bloomington, IN 47408 
Phone: 317-407-6590 


Elms College
Dr. Brittney Carlson, Program Director, Communication Sciences and Disorders
291 Springfield Street
Chicopee, MA 01013
Phone: 413-265-2282


Alexandria Technical and Community College
Nancy Thul MS CCC-SLP, Director, SLPA Program
1601 Jefferson Street
Alexandria, MN 56308
Phone: 320-762-4523
Fax: 320-762-4634


Rockhurst University
Shatonda Jones, PhD, CCC-SLP, CBIST
1100 Rockhurst Road
Kansas City, MO 64110
Phone: 816-501-4820


University of Montana
Ashley Bourque Meaux, PhD, CCC-SLP
SLP Program Director
32 Campus Drive
Missoula, MT 59812
Phone: 406-243-2363

New Hampshire

Granite State College
Dr. Nicholas Marks, EdD, Dean of the School of Education, CSD Program Director
Paula Koehler, CCC-SLP, Practicum Coordinator
25 Hall Street
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: 603-822-5431

New Mexico

Eastern New Mexico University
Dr. Suzanne Swift, EdD, CCC-SLP, Professor
Department Chair, Graduate Coordinator, SLPA and Graduate Program Director
1500 South Avenue K
Station #3
Portales, NM 88130

North Carolina

Caldwell Community and Tech Institute
Jessica Raby, MA, CCC-SLP, Director, SLP-Assistant Program
2855 Hickory Boulevard
Hudson, NC 28638
Phone: 828-726-2345
Fax: 828-726-2489

Fayetteville Technical Community College
Charisse Gainey, MEd, Department Chair, SLPA Program
P.O. Box 35236, 2201 Hull Road
Fayetteville, NC 28303
Phone: 910-678-8492
Fax: 910-678-8500

North Dakota

Lake Region State College
Andy Wakeford, SLPP Program Coordinator
1801 College Drive North
Devils Lake, ND 58301
Phone: 701-662-1640

Williston State College
Betty Anderson, Psychology, SLPA, Education
1410 University Avenue
Williston, ND 58801
Phone: 888-863-9455 ext. 4238, 701-774-4238


Oklahoma City Community College
Sarah M. Baker, MS, CCC-SLP, Program Director Speech-Language Pathology Assistant Program
Division of Health Professions
7777 South May Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73159
Phone: 405-682-1611, ext. 7395


Chemeketa Community College
Ashley Northam, MS, CCC-SLP, Director, SLPA Program
306 NE Norton Lane, Bldg 2/107
McMinnville, OR 97128
Phone: 503-584-7540
Fax: 503-584-7546

Portland State University
Megann McGill, PhD, CCC-SLP, Undergraduate and Post-Bacc Program Coordinator
Jeff Conn, PhD, CCC-SLP, Undergraduate and Post-Bacc Advisor
Speech and Hearing Sciences Department
University Center Building 430
527 SW Hall Street
Portland, OR 97201
Phone: 503-725-5380

South Carolina

Bob Jones University
David Eoute, Jr., Program Coordinator
School of Health Professions
Communication Disorders
1700 Wade Hampton Boulevard
Greenville, SC 29614
Phone: 864-242-5100, ext. 2820

Columbia College
AnnMarie C. Knight, PhD, CCC-SLP, Program Coordinator
1301 Columbia College Drive
Columbia, SC 29203
Phone: 803-786-3176

South Dakota

Mitchell Technical Institute
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant Program
Jennifer Schultz, MA, CCC-SLP, Program Director, Speech-Language Pathology Assistant Program
1800 E. Spruce Street
Mitchell, SD 57301
Phone: 605-995-7245
Fax: 605-995-3083


University of Houston
SLPA Certificate Program
Kay James, MA, CCC-SLP, Program Coordinator and Clinical Educator
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
100 Clinical Research Services Center
Houston, TX 77204-6018
Phone: 281-275-3326
Fax: 713-743-2926


University of Utah
Tyler Christopulos, PhD, CCC-SLP; SLPA Program Director
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
390 South 1530 East, Suite 1201 BEH SCI
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112
Phone: 801.581.6725


University of Vermont
Kathleen Ross, MS, CCC-SLP
SLP Assistants and CSD Master's Prerequisites Program Director
College of Nursing and Health Sciences
322 S. Prospect Street
Burlington, VT 05405
Phone: 802-229-0296 (home office)


Laramie County Community College
Sue Torney, SLPA Program Director
School of Health Sciences and Wellness
1400 E. College Drive, HS 328
Cheyenne, WY 82007
Phone: 307-778-1281

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