Effective Communication Skills LS972
Instructor: Cheryl Miller
Phone: (408) 741-2620
Class Location: Disability and Educational Support (LS) Building
Course Description: This is a basic communication course designed to meet the educational needs of students with acquired speech and language disabilities. It stresses the practical application of strategies to compensate for expressive and receptive language problems including, articulation, word finding, auditory comprehension and verbal expression difficulties.
Grading: Credit/No Credit Credit is based on
Attendance: 50 points
Homework Assignments: 50 points
LS 971 Course Outline
I. Word Retrieval Strategies
D. Associated Words
II. Comprehension Strategies
A. Use of facial and contextual cues.
B. Requests for clarification
C. Comprehension exercises for more functional language (directions, specific vocabulary) through more abstract language (categorization, analogies, idioms) at short sentence through paragraph levels.
III. Articulation Strategies
B. Modification of rate of speech.
D. Articulation exercises for specific phonemes.
IV. Expressive Language Strategies
B. Telegraphic speech.