Speech & Hearing Sciences | Speech and Language Diagnostics
S473 | 3901 | Anderson


This course will discuss a theoretical bases of speech/language
assessment, including concepts of testing and measurement, formal and
informal diagnostic approaches.  The purpose of this course is to provide
students with a framework for diagnostics within our field.  Topics such
as testing, multicultural considerations, interviewing and counseling,
working with other professionals, observational procedures for assessing
in the field, and ethics will be covered.  Case presentation of childhood
speech and language disorders will be used to work through clinical
problems in the areas covered.  A textbook on interviewing and counseling
will be used, as well as a reading packet, covering all the topics to be
discussed in class.  Requirements include periodic assignments (in class
and home), a critique of a testing instrument in the field, two exams, a
short research paper and the writing of a diagnostic report.  A required
course for majors in Speech and Hearing Sciences.