Assessment and Intervention for Speech, Language, Communication and Learning
This course equips participants with the professional knowledge and skills of speech-language pathologists which emphasis on the fundamentals of clinical assessments and intervention of different types of speech, language, communication and swallowing disorders and their relevant management. Participants will first acquire practice knowledge and skills of assessment of speech, language, communication and swallowing disorders (SLCSD) that are born or acquired to individuals across life span. The participants will then be able to make responsible decisions about assessment and treatment options based on critical appraisal of current practice and evidence. Topics will include standardized and non-standardized assessment procedures and principles; cultural and linguistic issues in assessment; general principles of intervention; selection, sequencing, evaluation, and termination of intervention goals, behavior modification, teaching and scaffolding strategies; data sampling and collection; service delivery models and collaborative partnership in a wide scope of practice field; individual and group therapy techniques; response to intervention, treatment efficacy and evidence-based practice; report writing and professional correspondence.