Students will demonstrate knowledge of the characteristics and social communication needs of individuals with severe disabilities including ASD and intellectual impairment.
Students will demonstrate understanding of intervention principles that underlie and support clinical intervention with individuals with severe communication impairments.
AAC Best Practice
Students will understand the issues and considerations that determine best practice in treating individuals using Augmentative and Alternative Communication systems.
Students will demonstrate familiarity with the social communication characteristics and needs of individuals with a variety of congenital syndromes that are associated with speech and language impairment.
Working with Families
Students will understand issues and concerns in working with families of individuals with ASD and severe disabilities.