COM 101 - Speech Communication (3 credits)
This course will focus on intrapersonal, interpersonal, and public speaking. Students will acquire theory and develop skills in gender communication, workplace communication, interviewing, informative speaking and persuasive speaking.
COM 102 - Intro Language & Comm Development (3 credits)
This course will focus on an overview of the normal process of language and communication development and its relationship to social, physical, psychological, and cognitive developmen. The components of phonology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics will be presented.
COM 103 - Stndrds & Prct for SLPAs in the Sch (3 credits)
This course will focus on the professional issues related to the role of the Speech Language Pathology Assistant in providing services in the educational setting. Topics covered will include the legal and policy framework for school services, ethical practice, supervision, collaboration, scheduling, service delivery models, data collection, advocating, professional development, resources, and professional trends. Observation reports are a required part of this course. (Formerly Titled: Speech & Language Services in the School Setting.) Prerequisite(s): COM 102.
COM 206 - Methods of Interv for Speech Disord (3 credits)
This course will focus on a general overview of the anatomy and physiology of the speech production mechanism. Speech delays and disorders covered include phonology, voice, fluency, and feeding and swallowing disorders in preschool and school aged children. Students will be taught specialized instruction and evidence-based interventions used for remediation and or compensatory strategies. This course will prepare Speech/Language Pathology Assistants for their role in providing assistance to children with these disorders in educational settings. (Formerly Titled: Speech Disorders and Interventions.) Prerequisite(s): COM 102, COM 103
COM 306 - Methods of Interv. for Lang. Disrds (3 credits)
This course will focus on a general overview of the language disorders and hearing disorders in preschool and school age children and their subsequent evidenced-based interventions. This course will also examine the link that language disorders and hearing loss have to literacy development. Conditions requiring augmentative and alternative communication will be covered as well multicultural differences in language development. This course will prepare Speech Language Pathology Assistants for their role in providing services to children with language Impairments, hearing impairments, and to children who use augmentative and alternative communication devices and/or systems. (Formerly Titled: Language Disorders & Interventions.) Prerequisite(s): ENG 101, ENG 102.
COM 307 - Language & Literacy Development (3 credits)
This course will focus on the linguistic components of literacy development and the significant role that both speech and language play within this development. Students will examine characteristics of delayed and disordered literacy development, and their link to speech and language development. Students will examine each of the 5 components of language (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics) as they relate to literacy development. Students will be exposed to evidence-based intervention methods for delayed and disordered literacy development and the role of the speech language assistant within the prevention and intervention processes. Prerequisite(s): COM 102, COM 103, ENG 101, & ENG 102.
COM 308 - Language & Comm Develop in Autism (3 credits)
This course will focus on an overview of the nature and complexities of Autism Spectrum Disorder and its characteristics, including the core skills necessary for social, communication, and literacy development. Students will examine evidence-based interventions for this population and will create a variety of support tools proven effective for individuals with autism. Prerequisite(s): COM 102, ENG 101, & ENG 102.
COM 326 - Organizational Communication (3 credits)
This course will focus on the importance of communication and relationships in creating a productive work environmen. Topics include non-verbal communication, constructive feedback, dealing with anger, and resolving conflict. Prerequisite(s): ENG 101, ENG 102.
COM 399 - Speech & Lang Pathology Practicum (3 credits)
This course will focus on the application of supervised clinical practice procedures as required of a speech and language pathology assistant in an educational setting. This practicum course is designed to provide supervised learning experiences and application for foundation skills essential to working effectively as a speech and language pathology assistant. Students are expected to demonstrate speech language pathology assistant competencies under the graduated guidance of the course instructor and the site speech language pathologist supervisor. Students will examine theoretical concepts, reflect on, and analyze their practicum experiences in-class as they continue to examine their role as speech language services in the school setting. Prerequisite(s): COM 102, COM 103, COM 206, COM 306, COM 307, & COM 308 .
COM 499 - Communication Capstone (3 credits)
This is the capstone course for the Communication concentration and should be taken in the student's last semester. The student can have no more than 6 credits remaining in their concentration to complete in their degree program prior to enrolling in this course. The goal of the course is for students to integrate the knowledge gained in the Communication concentration courses. The course must be taken at Charter Oak State College. Prerequisite(s): ENG 101, ENG 102.