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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.


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
Kristan Culbertson, MS, CCC-SLP 
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant Program
Speech-Language Sciences and Technology
Northern Arizona University
208 E. Pine Knoll Drive
P.O. Box 15045
Flagstaff, AZ 86011
Phone: 928-523-8619  
Fax: 928-523-0034  


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

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
Susan M. Kidwell, MA 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


University of Colorado, Boulder
Susan M. Moore, Clinical Professor Emerita Director, SLPA Certification Program
Lynea Pearson, SLPA Coordinator
2501 Kittredge Loop Road, UCB 409
Boulder, CO 80309-0409
Phone: 303-492-6560
Fax: 303-492-3274

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      

Metropolitan State College of Denver
Catherine Curran, Professor, Communication Arts and Sciences
Campus Box 34, P.O. Box 173362
Denver, CO 80217-3362
Phone: 303-556-3407


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 


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 


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


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

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, M Ed, 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
Bldg 2/107, 306 NE Norton Lane                     
McMinnville, OR 97128
Phone: 503-584-7540
Fax: 503-584-7546

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 Vermont
College of Nursing and Health Sciences
322 S. Prospect Street
Burlington, VT 05405
Kathleen Ross, MS, CCC-SLP, SLP Assistants and CSD Master's Prerequisites Program Director
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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