What is a Communicative Disorders Assistant?

CDA stands for “Communicative Disorders Assistant”.  A CDA is someone who works with a speech-language pathologist (SLP) or audiologist (AUD) to provide intervention to individuals with difficulties in the area of communication.  CDAs do not work independently from an SLP or AUD.  CDAs are trained to work in the areas of speech, language, augmentative communication and hearing with individuals of any age.

At the Family Speech Clinic, our CDAs work under the supervision of Beth Cranmer-Smith, Speech-Language Pathologist.  You will find the fees for therapy with a CDA are lower than the fees for therapy with an SLP.