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Speech Pathology

Program dates: June 17-20 (June 20-22 session is full)

Program cost: $425

Includes lodging, all meals and any field trips. Students arrive on campus Sunday, June 17.

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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. On the last day the students will introduce their own creative therapeutic activity.

There is a limit of 10 students for this course.

Tentative Schedule

Session I

Sunday, June 17

  • Check-in
  • Welcome reception

Monday, June 18

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 19

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 20

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

Instructors: Joni Mack (Session I) and Sarah Reinmann (Session II)

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.