2020-2021 Graduate Academic Catalog

ESPED 6130 Speech, Language, and AAC

This course examines speech language, communication and hearing acquisition and development from birth through adolescence, addressing the range of typical and atypical communication development. The course focuses on the neurological basis of communication, developmental milestones, verbal and non-verbal communication and language diversity as differentiated from disorder. Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) is described and modeled throughout the course. This class will meet the Pre-Practicum requirements for licensure as well partially fulfill the requirement for ten hours of course work addressing AAC/AT.