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Language Disorders from Infancy Through Adolescence Module 1: Introduction

Format(s):   Home-study
Discipline(s):   Speech-Language
Contact Hours:   8
Registration Fee:   $159

1. To discriminate between a normative and a neutralist approach to identification of a language disorder 2. To identify various terms used in describing a childhood language disorder 3. To contrast the systems, categorical, descriptive-developmental, and specific disabilities models of child language disorders 4. To determine the appropriate components of an assessment 5. To evaluate the purposes of assessment 6. To examine the SLP’s roles in an assessment 7. To contrast the various types of evaluation tools 8. To differentiate between mild, moderate, severe, and profound levels of impairment 9. To identify the important components of a clinical report 10. To distinguish between the three purposes of intervention 11. To define the zone of proximal development 12. To identify the important considerations in setting goals 13. To differentiate between child-centered and clinician-directed approaches to intervention 14. To define “Milieu” teaching strategies 15. To consider the role of “naturalness” in intervention 16. To contrast service delivery models 17. To select the ways in which a clinician can modify linguistic input to the client 18. To determine the most appropriate intervention modality 19. To identify considerations in when to terminate intervention

Target Audience
Speech Language Pathologists

Chapter 1: Modules of Child Language Disorders Chapter 2: Evaluation and Assessment Chapter 3: Principles of Intervention

By Rhea Paul, Ph.D. This course utilizes text from the hardback textbook by Rhea Paul, Ph.D. “Language Disorders from Infancy Through Adolescence” ©2007. This text provides essential guidance for properly assessing childhood language disorders and providing appropriate treatment. Coverage includes the entire developmental period through adolescence, as well as additional concepts related to child language disorders such as prevention, syndromes associated with language disorders, and multicultural practice. Basic concepts and vocabulary used in the field are presented along with an overview of key issues and controversies, an understanding of the scope of communicative difficulties that make up child language disorders, and information on how language pathologists approach the assessment and intervention processes.

Dates and Locations
Purchase Address:   Home-study
Dates:   01-31-2020 - 01-31-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM