SPE 721: Early Childhood Language Disorders.
3 hours, 3 credits. Assessment of, and intervention with, infants, toddlers, and pre-school-aged children with language disorders. Emphasis on multicultural and multilinguistic differences, the role of families and caregivers, interdisciplinary views of children with language and communication challenges, and social-emotional and cognitive development related to early childhood language disorders. Focus on communicative processes, phonology, syntax, semantics, narrative skills, pragmatics, emergent literacy, and the environmental effects on language development. Assessment and intervention for children, including autism spectrum, mental retardation, and specific language impairment. PREREQ: None.
Last modified: 7/30/2015