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.
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