SLP 301 Literacy and SLP in the Schools, 3 credits

This course includes the establishment and maintenance of speech and hearing programs within various administrative organizations, particularly in public schools. Emphasis is placed on the individual educational plan (IEP) process including referral, assessment, evaluation, identification, and development of a meaningful IEP. Techniques of scheduling, record keeping, material and equipment selection, counseling, and behavior management are discussed. In addition, the development of coordinated professional and interdisciplinary procedures and issues of ethical practice and cultural diversity are addressed. This course also addresses the relationship between language and literacy, and the role of the school SLP in prevention, assessment, and treatment of literacy issues through consultative, collaborative and pull-out methods.