Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:
- Communicate effectively with clients and their families, colleagues, and other professionals.
- Describe developmental patterns of the acquisition of sounds, words, grammatical and syntactical forms, semantics, the receptive and expressive use of language and pragmatic skills.
- Describe the basic etiology and symptomology of communication disorders, including developmental delays, voice, language, articulation, phonology, fluency, neurological impairment and hearing impairment.
- Demonstrate awareness and understanding of student/patient/client needs and cultural values.
- Describe the general principles of therapeutic intervention related to speech and language and identify the scope, the roles, and major issues of therapy in a variety of settings, age/grade levels, types of treatment, and supervision models used.
- Follow documented individual education plans or protocols (IEPs, IFSPs) developed by the supervising speech-language pathologist as well as plan and implement therapy for specific, common problems under the direct supervision of a speech-language pathologist.
- Document student/patient/client performance (e.g., tallying data for the speech-language pathologist to use; preparing charts, records, and graphs) and report this information to the supervising speech-language pathologist.
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