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Patricia A Dowden
SPHSC 541
Seattle Campus

Augmentative and Alternative Communication in the Medical Setting

Evaluation and intervention for severe acquired speech/language impairments. Covers decision-making and treatment for individuals who sustained a CVI, traumatic brain injury, or have degenerative diseases. Solutions include multi-modal strategies, from books to voice output systems. Prerequisite: SPHSC 540 or permission of instructor. Offered: Sp.

Class description

This 2 credit course is a graduate course in the Department of Speech & Hearing Sciences. The course focuses on evaluation and intervention for severe acquired speech/language impairments. We will cover decision-making and treatment for individuals who sustained a stroke, traumatic brain injury, or degenerative disease. Solutions include multi-modal strategies, from notebooks to dedicated SGDs to use of laptop and desktop computers.

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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.
Last Update by Patricia A Dowden
Date: 04/02/2010