Laboratory experience in the management of speech and language disorders. Credit/no-credit only. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Offered: AWSpS.
Students will gain clinical knowledge and experience in the assessment and treatment of either fluency or voice disorders (552C Fluency or 552G Voice) in children and adults. Finding and applying evidence-based treatments will be the primary focus of this course.
Student learning goals
Students will learn to identify fluency or voice disorders and make appropriate recommendations regarding treatment.
Students will learn to search the professional literature to find current, evidence-based treatment methods.
Students will learn to assess the quality of the evidence they find pertaining to treatment.
Students, after identifying appropriate evidence-base therapies, will learn how to apply treatment methods.
Students will learn how to appropriately monitor client progress in therapy using ongoing data keeping methods appropriate to the chosen treatment method.
General method of instruction
As a clinical practicum, students are assigned one or more clients who exhibit a fluency or voice disorder. The students will evaluate and treat clients under the supervision of the clinical supervisor. There is a once-a-week group meeting to discuss clients and receive instruction on clincial methods.
Students should review their notes from the SPHSC 537 Fluency Disorders or the SPHSC 535 Voice Disorders class. Students should be familiar with researching current literature for information related to their client(s).
Class assignments and grading
Beyond the clinical work, assignments vary by quarter.
This is a pass/no pass course. Students must exhibit the ability to work independently with a client with a fluency or voice disorder. All paperwork, SOAP notes, and reports must be completed in a timely manner. A passing grade will not be given until all paperwork and assignments are completed.