SLP 435 Communication Disorders in Autism, 3 credit

This course provides students with a working knowledge regarding speech-language disorders in autism. Foundation knowledge will be presented in understanding current research regarding speech-language issues in autism, including diagnostic language markers and speech, language, fluency and voice characteristics in autism. Students will complete coursework focusing on adaptation of diagnostic and treatment planning to the autistic population and identification and use of evidence-based treatment protocols related to the specific diagnosis of autism.