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CSD 461. Language Disorders: Assessment and Intervention

Credits: 3
Department: Communication Sciences & Disorders
Description: Description of common language disorders. Strategies for assessing linguistic knowledge and usage. Intervention procedures for the remediation of language disorders.
Prerequisites: CSD 460-560
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Describe the framework of assessment and intervention in language disorders. These include: definitions, models, history, issues.
2. Discuss general principles in assessment and intervention. These include: clinical teaching cycle, sequencing, evidence-based practice.
3. Learn the components & sequence of assessment at different developmental levels + prelinguistic, emerging language, and developing language levels.
4. Distinguish between different testing methods.
5. Accurately administer and score a language test.
6. Describe various language sampling procedures & analyze a language sample.
7. Describe the language characteristics of various etiological groups.
8. Distinguish between language differences and language disorders.
9. Perform basic assessment of prelinguistic behaviors in young, nonverbal children.
10. Learn the components of intervention for different ages + prelinguistic, emerging language, developing language.

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