Lambton College

Communicative Disorders Assistant • CDAS

Graduate Certificate

This Ontario Graduate Certificate program is designed for students who wish to work as a Communicative Disorders Assistant in a supportive capacity with a qualified speech-language pathologist and/or audiologist. This 12-month program runs from September
to August and prepares graduates to design and implement programming based on the assessments and treatment plans outlined by qualified speech-language pathologists and audiologists.The CDA profession is not governed by a regulatory body or college therefore there is no accreditation pathway for our program. Lambton College itself is an accredited college and our CDAS program is recognized by the Communicative Disorders Assistant Association of Canada as having met or exceeded the association’s standards.Experiential LearningStudents in the Communicative Disorders Assistant program have opportunities to participate in clinical observations within a variety of populations from infancy to geriatrics. These partners include: Pathways, Bluewater Health and the EarlyON Child and
Family Centres. This exposure happens before the students participate in placements.Guest speakers who work in the field or represent family members speak to students regularly to provide a well-rounded view of the impacts of communicative disorders.Students also participate in two clinical placements - learn more about placements.learn more about placements.This program is recognized by the Communicative Disorders Assistant Association of Canada (CDAAC).Communicative Disorders Assistant Association of Canada (CDAAC)

Program Duration:
1 Year
Work Integrated Learning:
PGWP Eligibility:
English Requirement:
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