sped503 | Graduate
Speech And Language Disorders
This graduate-level course is 6 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
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Overview of Language and Communication Disorders
- Define the terms communication, language, and speech as they relate to human communication skills.
- Identify the influence of anatomy and physiology on speech, language, and voice production.
- Describe the main causes and consequences of communication disorders for children.
- Determine the impact that cultural differences have on language acquisition and child performance in school.
Speech Sound, Articulation, and Phonological Disorders
- Describe the stages of normal development of speech sounds in children.
- Identify the developmental milestones of speech sound development.
- Describe disorders of articulation and phonology.
- Analyze methods of assessing, accommodating, and teaching students with speech sound, articulation, and phonological disorders.
- Contrast the modes of communication and the components of language.
- Describe the theoretical models of language acquisition and the relationship between language acquisition and emergent-literacy development.
- Identify disorders that fall within the three categories of language impairments (form, content, and use).
- Analyze methods of assessing, accommodating, and teaching students with language disorders.
Hearing, Voice, Swallowing, and Fluency Disorders
- Identify examples of voice, swallowing, and fluency disorders in children.
- Describe the anatomy and physiology of the hearing mechanism.
- Identify hearing disorders and types of hearing loss.
- Analyze methods of assessing, accommodating, and teaching students with hearing loss and voice, swallowing, and fluency disorders.
Augmentative and Alternative Communication; Student Support
- Evaluate uses of augmentative and alternative communication to support student learning in the classroom.
- Recommend ways to sensitively support students with communication disorders through knowledge of culture and diversity.
- Create a classroom environment to support students with communication disorders.
- Identify professionals, resources, and organizations that provide support for students and teachers of students with communication disorders.
- All course objectives apply.
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