Introduction to The Profession

CODA 1003

This course is designed to introduce the students to the professions involved in (re)habilitation, intervention, and prevention of communication disorders. Roles and responsibilities of Communicative Disorders Assistants (CDA), Speech-Language Pathologists (SLP) and Audiologists (AUD) are examined as well as affiliated and professionally related organizations and regulatory bodies. The students are introduced to a variety of guidelines and position statements regarding the utilization of supportive personnel in the area of communication disorders to then be able to understand and work within the scope of practice as supportive personnel.



Course Hours


Students registering for credit courses for the first time must declare a program at the point of registration. Declaring a program does not necessarily mean students must complete a program, individual courses may be taken for skill improvement and upgrading.

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