Luanne Andersson

Retired Associate Professor, Speech Language Pathology and Audiology

Graduate Course: Language Disorders in Children Ages 3 to 21

The required textbook for this course is:

Paul, Rhea (2012). Language Disorders from Infancy through Adolescence: Assessment and Intervention (4th ed.) St. Louis, MO: Mosby. 

Course Description:

Information is provided about development of normal and disordered communication in children from 3 to 21 years of age.  Course includes material regarding important theories, legislation, service delivery models, assessment, remediation, literacy, and specific populations of special needs children. 3 credits.

Selected Learner Outcomes 

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

 •           Describe language impairment in parent-friendly terms

•            Administer and score at least two tests of children's language; describe subtests administered, using parent-friendly wording appropriate for a dx report

•            Explain scores obtained on a test of children's language and determine a child’s eligibility for services

•            Conduct an informal assessment of a child's language

•            Describe intervention methods appropriate for different age levels

•            Create portions of a language lesson by applying specific intervention methods to age appropriate materials at different age levels