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Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences 500, Autumn 2009
Clinical Methods for Documenting Change

Instructor: Lesley B. Olswang, Ph.D.
Email: lolswang@u.washington.edu

Office: Eagleson 162
Office Hours: Wednesdays 10:30-11:30; Thursdays 2:30-3:30
Telephone: 206-685-2997

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30-2:20, Eagleson 001

This four credit course is taught autumn quarter. It is a graduate course in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences.

Prerequisites: Graduate School Standing

This course examines principles of assessment and treatment for individuals with communication disorders. The course will forcus on the clinical process, with an emphasis on treatment, particularly planning treatment, implementing treatment and monitoring progress.  The course highlights the importance of evidence-based practice by presenting conceptual issues related to assessment and treatment and the use of data for making informed clinical decisions. 

By focusing on the treatment process, the course content will highlight philosophies of intervention and touch upon different service delivery models, as well as specific treatment techniques, across ages and disorder types.  The course is offered the first quarter of the master's program because the material links to the knowledge students bring from their undergraduate studies regarding treatment. Further the information is important to all subsequent clinical courses, both didactic and practicum. The overarching goal for the course is to provide students with tools for being critical thinkers as speech-language pathologists.

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