3 Credits / 45 Hours
in-service credit only
SPEECH AND LANGUAGE DISORDERS IN THE SCHOOL SETTING PART 2: LANGUAGE DISORDERS
Language is the human capacity for acquiring and using complex systems of communication. Between 6 and 8 million people in the United States have language impairments. Language impairment in a student directly affects his academic performance and ability to socialize with peers. In this course, receptive language impairment, expressive language impairment, auditory processing disorder, and aphasia will be defined and discussed. Classroom strategies will be reviewed. In addition, the emotional effects of language impairment on school-age children will be analyzed. This class is the second class in the series. Part 1 is not a prerequisite for part 2. Both classes can be taken independently of each other. Recommended for ALL Educators!
ON-LINE (3 credits/45 hours) in-service only