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Speech Pathology

Program dates: check-in June 21, class June 22-25, 2020

Program cost: $680

Includes lodging, all meals and any field trips. Students arrive on campus Sunday, June 21, and depart Thursday, June 25.

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Course description

Discover the importance of communication in this 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.

Each student will have many opportunities to interact with clients using their own creative therapeutic activity. Many guest speakers will help the students understand the broad scope of our field. 

There is a limit of 10 students for this course.


Sunday, June 21


Welcome reception

Monday, June 22   

Program introduction and orientation

Overview of Speech, Language, and Communication lecture

Receive clinic assignment 

Discussion on obtaining a language sample

Observe group\individual sessions in the Roseman Center for Speech, Language, and Hearing

Develop intervention activity for specific client

Guest speaker – neurology/swallow

Literacy workshop

Tuesday, June 23    

Fluency workshop

Observe school age group and/or individual session 

Speech and Language Development activity (interact with typically developing children and obtain/analyze language sample)

Acquired Language Disorders mini lecture

Disability workshop 

Wednesday, June 24

Guest Speaker - Hearing and Aural Rehabilitation 

Attend assigned session and implement the developed activities 

Guest speaker – parent of a child with a disability

Thursday, June 25

Early Intervention mini lecture

Attend assigned session and implement the developed activities 

View movie that depicts communication disorder with discussion to follow

American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) discussion about professional organization

Discussion of employment settings for SLP’s    

Discussion/wrap up

Instructors: Joni Mack and Sarah Reinmann

joni mack
Joni Mack

Joni Mack earned her master's degree in speech-language pathology from the University of Illinois.

She 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.

Sarah Reinmann
Sarah Reinmann

Sarah Reinmann is an instructor and clinical supervisor for the communication sciences and disorders program. Upon completion of her graduate program, she worked in early intervention, providing home-based support and services to children and their families.

She has a B.S. from Augustana and an M.S. from Illinois State University.