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Speech And Language Disorders

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This course provides educators with an overview of speech and language disorders. Participants examine language acquisition and development; language disorders; speech, articulation, and phonological disorders; voice, swallowing, and fluency disorders; and hearing disorders. Classroom management, instructional strategies, assessment, and augmentative and alternative technologies are also explored.

This graduate-level course is 4 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 4 weeks

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    Augmentative and Alternative Communication; Student Support

    • 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.
    • 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.

    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, Language 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, language, 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).

    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.
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