Course Description: Etiology, diagnosis, treatment of adolescents and adults with language difficulties related to acquired aphasia. 30 hours plus conference; 3 credits. This class will meet for 2 hours weekly. In addition, course completion requires active participation in a web-based arena. Students will be required to participate in a weekly electronic journal submission, see below.
Prerequisite: a course in speech and language disorders and a course in the anatomy and physiology of the speech mechanism.
Course Objective: The purpose of this course is to provide the requisite knowledge for understanding, assessing, and treating language impairments associated with focal lesions to the left or right hemisphere.
By the end of this class, students should be able to:
Course Outline: Information will be presented via lecture, videos, slides, and discussion of material pertaining to theoretical and clinical issues relevant to acquired language disorders in the adult and geriatric population. Students will be required to access journal articles and videos for later class discussion. Students will engage in small group interactions to develop assessment and/or treatment approaches given case studies.