SPCH80700 - Seminar in Speech and Language: The Theory-Treatment Interface
80700 - Seminar in Speech and Language: The Theory-Treatment Interface - 3 Credits
COURSE OFFERING: Fall 2013
(cross-listed with LING79400)
Instructor: Loraine Obler
In this class we will analyze papers that purport to link theory and treatment in Speech-Language Pathology in children and adults. Some simply assert treatment should be theory-based, others recommend treatments derived from theories or hypotheses, gold-standard derives treatments from theory and test whether these treatments work. After a set of introductory readings on theory in general and theory in Speech-Language Pathology in particular, students will report on articles in their particular areas of expertise. In addition to weekly journaling of the papers we read, a take-home final exam will permit students to integrate what they've learned in the class.
This class is officially graded pass-fail; meetings will be scheduled between students and the instructor to evaluate students' performance in the class.