BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

FNSL-110 - Introduction to First Nations Speech & Language Assistant Program - 3.00 Credits

FNSL-110 - Introduction to First Nations Speech & Language Assistant Program - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course is designed to introduce the student to the certificate program and Speech Audiology Canada guidelines for Speech Language Pathologists and Speech Language Assistants. Students will become familiar with the role and responsibilities of speech language pathologists, speech language assistants and other professionals on the student planning team in First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) and First Nations Schools Association (FNSA) schools. Students will explore mainstream and community views on child development with particular emphasis on speech and language development. Students will explore ethical concerns and topics of professional practices including: confidentiality, informed consent and best practice standards.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • First Nations Speech and Language Assistant Certificate - FNSL Certificate Completion Plan
  • Prerequisites : Program admission.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
  • articulate the Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (CASLPA) Guidelines for Speech Language Assistants and Speech Language Pathologists;

  • understand the roles of both the Speech Language Pathologist and Speech Language Assistant;

  • examine the roles of other professionals that will work with Speech and Language clients;

  • understand how to work as a team member and integrate self care strategies;

  • articulate the research and ethical concerns in the speech and language profession; and

  • understand the First Nation Speech and Language Assistant Certificate program.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists. 2005. CASLPA code of ethics. Retrieved October 29, 2007, from: http://www.caslpa.ca/english/resources/ethics.asp. Resource Centre page.

  • Paul-Brown, D., & Goldberg, L.R. (2001). Articles-Current Policies and New Directions for Speech-Language Pathology Assistants. Language, Speech & Hearing Services in Schools. 32 (1), 4.

  • Rosenfeld, M., & Leung, S. K. (1999). A job analysis of speech-language pathology assistants a study to aid in defining the job of speech-language pathology assistants. Rockville, MD: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

  • British Columbia. (2003). The B.C. handbook for action on child abuse and neglect. Victoria, BC: Ministry of Children and Family Development.

  • IN BRIEF - Ethics workshop focuses on self-care. (2006). Monitor on psychology: A publication of the American Psychological Association. 37 (9), 21.

  • Canadian Association for Speech Language. (1961). Standards for the use of support personnel in speech–language pathology. Toronto, ON: Manitoba Speech and Hearing Association, Incorporated into Law by the Manitoba Legislature.
  • Other Resources:
  • B.C. Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (BCASLPA). (2001). Position paper. Vancouver, BC: BCASLPA.

  • CASLPA. (2003). Guidelines. Toronto, ON: CASLPA
  • Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
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