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SPED/534

Speech and Language Disorders

Course level: Continuing Teacher Education

Continuing Education for Teachers

Online

Format

$525

Estimated Tuition

3 credits

Total credits

4 weeks

Course length

Take this course on its own, or as part of a degree or certificate program.

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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 course is not available for enrollment to residents of Alabama, Arkansas, and Kentucky.

Prerequisites

None

Required materials

The materials required for this course are covered in your resource fees.

Please Note: Attendance and participation are mandatory in all University courses, and specific requirements may differ by course. If attendance requirements are not met, a student may be removed from the course. Please review the Course Attendance Policy in the Catalog for more information.

University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses. While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

Earn these career-relevant skills in weeks, not years.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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.

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Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

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University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses. Although our continuing teacher education courses are accepted by some state agencies in the United States toward teacher certifications and endorsements, this may not be the case in all states or foreign jurisdictions. If you plan to use courses for certification or endorsement, please check with your own state agency and your school district for applicability. Continuing teacher education courses are not eligible to apply to degree programs at University of Phoenix. These courses are not eligible for federal financial aid. While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative. If you have a question contact us at (866) 354-1800.