Communication Disorders

Developmental Language Disorders

Developmental Language Disorders
Causes and characteristics of language impairment; techniques for diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of language disorders.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 1.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesCOMD 330 & COMD 332
 TaughtFall, Winter
 ProgramsContaining COMD 350
Course Outcomes: 

Problems with Developmental Language Disorder

Demonstrate knowledge of the linguistic, academic, and social problems associated with developmental language disorder.

Models of Developmental Language Disorder.

Describe general models of developmental language disorder.

Service Issues with Developmental Language Disorder.

Describe service delivery issues in the assessment of developmental language disorder.

Assessment Procedures

Demonstrate knowledge of assessment procedures to perform the following tasks: screening, qualifying a child for intervention services, determining goals in intervention, predicting the need for future intervention, and measuring progress in intervention.

Treatment of Developmental Language Disorder

Describe several approaches to the treatment of developmental language disorder (e.g., focused stimulation).