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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 Dr
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 Ln 
McMinnville, OR 97128
Phone: 503-584-7540
Fax: 503-584-7546

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
Patricia Prelock, Dean
College of Nursing and Health Sciences
105 Rowell Building, 106 Carrigan Drive, University of Vermont
Kathleen Ross, SLP Assistants Program Coordinator
322 S. Prospect Street
Burlington, VT 05405
Phone: 802-656-3861, 802-656-2085
Fax: 802-656-0306


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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