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Instructor: Joni Mack

Joni Mack earned her master's degree in speech-language pathology from the University of Illinois and worked in a variety of clinical settings — including birth-to-three, preschool and elementary-aged programs —  before joining the communication sciences and disorders faculty at Augustana College.

Program dates: June 21-24 or June 24-26, 2015

Program cost: $400 for Session I/$375 for Session II

Includes lodging, all meals and any field trips. Students arrive on campus Sunday, June 21 or Wednesday, June 24, and depart Wednesday, June 24 or Friday, June 26.

Session I has filled — Join the wait list.

Course description

Discover the importance of communication in this four-day hands-on experience in Augustana's Center for Speech, Language, and Hearing. Students will observe children with communication disorders, talk with their parents, and assist professional speech-language pathologists in our fun summer therapy program for children with communication impairments. On the last day the students will introduce their own creative therapeutic activity.

There is a limit of 10 students for this course.

Schedule

Session I (filled)

Sunday, June 21

  • Check-in
  • Welcome reception

Monday, June 22

  • 9 a.m.-noon — Program introduction and orientation
  • Noon-1 p.m. — Lunch
  • 1-4 p.m. — Observe clinical faculty during individual and group intervention sessions
    • Develop intervention activity for a specific client
    • Guest speaker: audiology
    • Guest speaker: acquired language disorders

Tuesday, June 23

  • 9 a.m.-noon — Use developed activity during group or individual intervention session
    • Guest speaker — swallowing disorders
    • Guest speaker — parent of a child with autism
  • Noon-1 p.m. — Lunch
  • 1-4 p.m. — Observe clinical faculty during individual and group intervention sessions
    • Use developed activity during group or individual intervention session
    • Tentative off-site field trip

Wednesday, June 24

  • 9 a.m.-noon — View movie that depicts a communication disorder with discussion to follow
    • Wrap-up discussion
  • Noon — Parents pick up at residence hall

Session II

Wednesday, June 24

  • Noon-1 p.m. — Arrive at Augustana College
    • Group meeting with the program and answer questions
    • Box lunch provided
  • 1-4 p.m. — Introduction to communication, speech and language

Thursday, June 25

  • 9 a.m.-noon — Observe clinical faculty during individual and group intervention sessions
    • Use developed activity during group or individual intervention session
    • Guest speaker: audiology
    • Guest speaker: acquired language disorders
  • Noon-1 p.m. — Lunch
  • 1-4 p.m. — Observe clinical faculty during individual and group intervention sessions
    • Use developed activity during group or individual intervention session
    • Guest speaker — swallowing disorders
    • Guest speaker — parent of a child with autism

Friday, June 26

  • 9 a.m.-noon — Observe clinical faculty during individual and group intervention sessions
    • Use developed activity during group or individual intervention session
    • Tentative off-site field trip
  • Noon-1 p.m. — Lunch
  • 1-4 p.m. — View movie that depicts a communication disorder with discussion to follow
    • Wrap-up discussion
  • 4 p.m. — Parents pick up at residence hall

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