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Patricia A Dowden
SPHSC 305
Seattle Campus

Speech and Language Disorders

Etiology and nature of developmental and acquired communication disorders across the lifespan. Behavioral characteristics of language delay and disorders, developmental apraxia of speech, phonological disorders, stuttering, acquired aphasia, apraxia of speech and dysarthria, craniofacial anomalies, and voice disorders. Required for majors; open to nonmajors. Prerequisite: SPHSC 302; SPHSC 304; SPHSC 320. Offered: A.

Class description

Etiology and nature of developmental and acquired communication disorders across the lifespan. Behavioral characteristics of language delay and disorders, developmental apraxia of speech, phonological disorders, stuttering, acquired aphasia, apraxia of speech and dysarthria, craniofacial anomalies, and voice disorders. Required for majors; open to nonmajors. Prerequisite: SPHSC 302; SPHSC 304; SPHSC 320

Student learning goals

Students will exhibit knowledge of the nature of developmental and acquired communicative disorders across the life span.

Students will exhibit knowledge of the etiology and consequences of speech and language disorders for people living with these disorders.

Students will demonstrate an understanding of how speech and language disorders fit into a process model of communication and the World Health Organization model of disablement.

Students will demonstrate knowledge of basic behavioral characteristics and diagnostic indicators of various speech and language disorders, including child language disorder, phonological disorders, fluency disorders, voice disorders, craniofacial anomalies, aphasia, motor speech disorders, and cognitive-communicative disorders.

Students will demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving abilities to interpret behaviors and symptoms exhibited by individuals with communication disorders.

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

Prerequisite: SPHSC 302; SPHSC 304; SPHSC 320

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
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Last Update by Patricia A Dowden
Date: 09/13/2010