Participants will learn advanced issues in education and speech, language, hearing, literacy, learning communication and swallowing disorders. Topics will include but not limited to the following:
Advanced teaching pedagogy studies;
Manual communication, sign language, sign bilingualism, and deaf education
Advanced instrumentation for the assessment and intervention of communication disorders;
Speech and swallowing difficulties secondary to oro-cranial-facial disorders and management issues;
Assessment and treatment approaches of disorders of speech motor programming (apraxia of speech) and speech motor execution (dysarthria) resulting from damage to the primary sensory, motor, and/or sensorimotor pathways in the central and/or peripheral nervous systems at auditory-perceptual, acoustic and physiological levels;
Knowledge of the incidence, pathogenesis, differential diagnostic and intervention procedures of different voice disorders across the life span including psychogenic and neurogenic disorders such as musculo-skeletal dysfunction, gender reassignment, vocal tract pathology;
Theories of the nature and causes of disorder of fluency (including stuttering and cluttering) across the life span, and different assessment and evaluation techniques including individual and family counselling.
Advanced studies on the disorders of language, communication, perception, cognition, and behavior associated with brain injuries/dysfunctions including cerebral vascular accidents, traumatic brain injury, dementia and the neuroanatomical and neurophysiological bases, the differential diagnosis and intervention techniques of acute and chronic stages of these brain-based disorders.