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  • Speech Language Pathology Assistant Health Sciences Division

    STUDENT HANDBOOK REVISED Fall 2017

    San Joaquin Delta College

    SJDC_SLPA_Rev_2017

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    TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGE

    SECTION I: Introduction A. Director’s Letter ....................................................................................................................... 1 B. Introduction to the Speech Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) Student Handbook .......... 2 C. Program History ....................................................................................................................... 2 D. Administration, Staff, and SLPA Faculty ................................................................................ 3 E. Organizational Charts ............................................................................................................... 4 San Joaquin Delta College Organizational Chart ............................................................... 4 Health Sciences Division Organizational Chart ................................................................. 5 SECTION II: Program Curriculum Information A. Overview .................................................................................................................................. 6 B. Mission Statement .................................................................................................................... 6 C. SLPA Program Outcomes ........................................................................................................ 7 D. SLPA Program Objectives ....................................................................................................... 7 E. Required Curriculum ................................................................................................................ 8 SLPA, Associate in Science Degree................................................................................... 8 General Education .............................................................................................................. 8 Courses within the Major ................................................................................................... 9 Major Requirements ........................................................................................................... 9 Area A ................................................................................................................................ 9 Area B ................................................................................................................................ 9 F. Course Descriptions ............................................................................................................... 10 SECTION III: Program Entry Requirements A. Admission Procedures ............................................................................................................ 12 Speech Language Pathology Assistant ............................................................................. 12 Admission Information .................................................................................................... 12 Application Procedure ...................................................................................................... 13 Selection Procedure .......................................................................................................... 13 B. Advanced Placement Admissions: Credit for Prior Education .............................................. 13 Application Procedure ...................................................................................................... 14 Selection Procedure .......................................................................................................... 14 C. Essential Performance Functions ........................................................................................... 14

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    D. Requirements for Clinical Placement ..................................................................................... 15 Immunization and Screening Record ........................................................................................... 15 TB Screening .................................................................................................................... 15 Chest X-ray ...................................................................................................................... 15 Rubeola Vaccine .............................................................................................................. 16 Rubella Vaccine ............................................................................................................... 16 Tetanus-Diphtheria ........................................................................................................... 16 Tetanus Diphtheria-Acellular Pertussis ............................................................................ 16 Hepatitis B Vaccine .......................................................................................................... 16 Varicella Titer .................................................................................................................. 16 Background Clearance and Drug Testing ........................................................................ 17 Professional Liability Insurance ....................................................................................... 17 Pre-Entrance Medical Record .......................................................................................... 17 SECTION IV: Progression through SLPA Program A. Conduct and Performance ...................................................................................................... 18 Professional Conduct and Clinical Observations Expectations ....................................... 18 Clinical Practice Expectations .......................................................................................... 18 American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) Code of Ethics ............. 19 Preamble ..................................................................................................................... 19 Principle of Ethics I .................................................................................................... 20 Principle of Ethics II .................................................................................................. 21 Principle of Ethics III ................................................................................................. 22 Principle of Ethics IV ................................................................................................. 23 B. Program Legal and Ethical Requirements. ............................................................................. 24 Confidentiality .................................................................................................................. 24 Student Behaviors ............................................................................................................ 24 Professional Boundaries ................................................................................................... 25 Children in Class (Administrative Policy 9460) .............................................................. 26 Student Drug and Alcohol Testing ................................................................................... 26 Absence and Tardy Policy ................................................................................................ 27 Missed Exams and Make-Up Tests .................................................................................. 27 C. Dress Code, Appearance, and Hygiene .................................................................................. 27 Clinical Dress Standards .................................................................................................. 27 Compliance ....................................................................................................................... 28 Personal Hygiene .............................................................................................................. 28 D. Safe Practice Guidelines ......................................................................................................... 29 Standard Precautions ........................................................................................................ 29 Guidelines to Prevent Transmission of Disease ............................................................... 29 E. Special Health Concerns ........................................................................................................ 30 Pregnancy ......................................................................................................................... 30 Clinical Injury or Illness ................................................................................................... 30

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    F. Evaluation and Grading .......................................................................................................... 31 General Information ......................................................................................................... 31 Course Grade .................................................................................................................... 31 G. Guidelines for Determining Unsafe Clinical Practice ............................................................ 31 Student Participation in Program Planning and Evaluation .............................................