Dr. Dowden teaches
the following courses at UW.
SPHSC 540: Foundations of Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Evaluation and intervention for children and adults with
severe congenital speech and language impairments. Examines decision-making
and treatment, using multi-modal communication strategies, from low-tech
books, and picture exchange to complex voice output systems. Prerequisite:
graduate SPHSC, REHAB, or EDSPE students, or permission of instructor.
SPHSC 541: AAC in the Medical Setting (2)
Evaluation and intervention for severe acquired speech/language
impairments. Covers decision-making and treatment for individuals
who sustained a stroke, traumatic brain injury, or degenerative disease.
Solutions include multi-modal strategies, from books to voice output
systems. Prerequisite: SPHSC 540 or permission of instructor. Offered:
SPHSC 507: Evidence Based Practice (3)
Prepares students to conduct evaluation and treatment in
speech-language pathology according to Evidence-Based Practice (EBP)
principles. Examines integration of "internal" and "external"
evidence in the context of clinical practice. Prerequisite: SPHSC
status, or permission of instructor. Offered: Sp.
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