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ERIC Number: ED401664
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 28
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Utilization and Training of Speech-Language Pathology Support Personnel To Enhance Services for Preschool Children.
Pillow, Gary L.
This practicum involved the development and delivery of a three semester hour community college course for five speech-language pathology (SLP) support personnel assisting in a preschool setting. The practicum addressed the specific problem that support personnel did not demonstrate independent and effective instructional strategies when implementing the speech-language pathologist's plan. The course was designed to provide an overview from all areas of study recommended for a full SLP assistant curriculum. Topics covered included sign language; the manual alphabet; principles of linguistic phonetics; the three systems of speech production (respiratory, laryngeal, and supralaryngeal); the phonetic alphabet; anatomy and physiology of the speech mechanism and the auditory system; normal stages of language acquisition; child speech and language disorders; principles of phonology; types of augmentative and alternative communication devices and programs; clinical methods in speech pathology; basic principles of audiology; aural rehabilitation techniques; and central auditory processing disorders. Evaluation suggested that the support personnel demonstrated an understanding of the phonetic alphabet, improved understanding of the professional vocabulary used by the speech-language pathologists, a beginning sign language proficiency, and basic knowledge of speech-language and hearing services. Appendices include the evaluation survey and a listing of topics covered in the course. (Contains 12 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova Southeastern University.