Dec 04, 2023  
2022-2023 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
2022-2023 Cal State East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SLHS 404 - Child Language Disorders

Units: 3
Introduction to the causes and characteristics of primary and secondary language and literacy disorders in children; evidence-based assessment and intervention across settings.

Prerequisites: SLHS Declared Major  and  SLHS 300, 301, 308.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Course Typically Offered: Fall ONLY

Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  1. List common causes of language and literacy disorders in children
  2. Observe and label characteristics of developmental language disorders in toddlers, preschoolers and school-age children
  3. Compare key similarities and differences between the language of a child with primary language impairment and an English language learner
  4. Outline components of the assessment process in developmental language disorders 
  5. Write a section of a sample assessment report.
  6. Describe key intervention models and select appropriate intervention strategies for a range of language and literacy disorder profiles, including language-based learning disabilities
  7. Demonstrate skills in the application of the principles of evidence-based practice in developmental language disorders, including searching for, analyzing and applying available clinical evidence 
  8. List characteristics, assessments and intervention tools specific to autism spectrum disorders. 
  9. List and discuss issues in school-based language intervention, including aligning goals to curriculum and classroom-based intervention

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