CD 110 Child development (3 units)
This course will familiarize the student with principles of child development from conception through adolescence including behavior patterns and group interaction of children. The student will also learn the effect of family, peers, and society upon children at different ages and cultures. This course meets the DSS classificationindicator DS1.
CDEC 113 The Child, Family, and Community (3 Units)
This course for anyone who deals with children: parent, teachers, andprofessionals in human services. Topics discussed are the influences on children’s growth by the family, the school, day-care facilities, the peer groupthe mass media, and the community. Also examined are how these forces interact to socialize and produce the child’s values, morals, attitude, behavior and self-esteem. This course meets the DSS classification indicator DS2.
EDT 104 Word Processing for Educators (2 unit)
This course trains educators and prospective educators in the use of the Microsoft Windows operation environment/ system. Topics include desktop settings, file and Print management, and features of the Windows menu system, Windows attributes, and program management.
SLP 100 Introduction to Speech-Language Pathology (3 units)
This course introduces foundational skills and principal theories for clinical management of individuals with communicative disorders. Linguistic and cultural variations will be explored, Legal and ethical scope of practice pertinent to roles in the speech-language pathology fields will be delineated.
SLP 110 Normal Communication, Disorders and Differences (4 units)
This course focuses on normal verbal and non-verbal communication across the life span, including an understanding of how the different areas of language contribute to the total communication process. Students will learn what distinctive features constitute normal speech, language and hearing in amulticultural society. Observation techniques, assessment and intervention tools will be introduced.
CD 139 Positive Child Guidance/Observation and Assessment of Childhood Behavior (3.0 units)
This course covers the theories of behavior, guidance techniques, and effective communication. The emphasis will be on developing an understanding of children’s behavior and encouraging positive self-esteem while helping the child work towards self-control.This course additionally covers the theories of observation and assessment of young and school-age children. Emphasis will be on understanding how assessment is an integral part of appropriate instruction and interventions.
CDSE 50 Survey of Special Education (3 units)
This course is a survey of the field of special education emphasizing the role of the social Education Assistant in the training of the exceptional individual. It will include an introduction to the types of handicapped children and adults, the function of the assistant and vocational opportunities available. Field trips will be an important part of the instructional program.
SLP 120 Phonetics Lab (.5 unit)
This is a skills lab designed to provide the student with practice in phonetic transcription skills. Students will transcribe normal and disordered speech using the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) for board transcription. Linguistic variations and regional dialects will be addressed. This course may be taken for a maximum of three units.
SLP 125 Childhood Disorders and Treatment (5 units)
This course focuses on screening procedures and treatment interventions used for speech, language and hearing disorders in children in educational and healthcare settings. The student will learn to use observational checklists, administer screening assessment tests and complete related therapeutic protocol forms.
SL 101 Beginning Sign Language (3 units)
The focus of this introductory course is to develop specific skills in sigh language foranyone needing to communicate with individuals who have hearing disabilities. The course is designed for those with no signing ability as well as those who have already mastered basic signs, finger spelling and reading signs. This course may be taken for a maximum of 4 units.
SLP 105 Speech and Language Development in Children (3 units) (formerly SPCH 229)
This course is designed to provide the student with materials and experience, which will give a better understanding of a child’s speech and language development. It is recommended for student majoring in elementary education, preschool and special education, speech pathology and for teaching assistants.
SLP 220 Voice and Articulation (3 units)
This course is designed to help the student learn how voice and speech are produced and to learn how to use these mechanisms most efficiently for oral communication. Though in-class oral presentations the student works on his/her own communications skills emphasizing precise articulation, appropriate loudness and rate, vocal variety, good resonance, pitch variation, and controlled respiration patterns. (formerly SPCH 271)
SLP 230 Adaptive Communication Technology (1.5 units)
This course introduces the student to the needs of non-oral children and adults, as well as the preparation, use and maintenance of selected adaptive communication equipment. Emphasis is place in the collaborative use of assistive equipment for speech, language and hearing disorders.
SLP 235 Adult Disorders and Treatment (5 units) (formerly SPCH 271)
This course is a continuation of SLP 125 and includes an introduction to the different clinical settings in which the speech-language pathology assistant may work. The course focuses on screening procedures and treatment interventions used for speech, language and hearing disorders in adults.
SL 102 Intermediate Sign Language (3 units)
The focus of this course is to increase specific skills in sign language and build vocabulary to further communicate with individuals who have hearing disabilities. This course may be taken for a maximum of 4 units.
SLP 240 Childhood Field Experience (2 units)
The field experience will provide the student with the opportunity to perform speech-language pathology assistant responsibilities with children under appropriate supervision.
SLP 245 Adult Field Experience (2 units)
The field experience will provide the student with the opportunity to perform speech-language pathology assistant responsibilities with adults under appropriate supervision.
Criminal Background Checks
Clearance of a criminal background check may be required prior to field experience. Students who do not clear agency requirements are not eligible for clinical placement and will, consequently, be ineligible to continue in the course. If there is any concern regarding clearance of a criminal background check, please contact the Health Occupations Division for additional information.