Fall 2021  |  SLHS 1914 Section 001: Communication Disorders and Neurodiversity (35621)

Class Component:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Freshman Seminar
Enrollment Requirements:
Freshman and FRFY
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
09/07/2021 - 12/15/2021
Mon, Wed 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, East Bank
Shevlin Hall 110
Enrollment Status:
Open (15 of 19 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
This seminar is about how communication disorders are perceived and studied in the 21st century and the lived experiences of individuals with communication disorders. Topic for each week will focus on a communication disorder and trace the evolving status of communication disorders within the field of Disability Studies. Concepts including medical vs. social models, access and barriers, neurodiversity, and intersectionality, will be discussed. Each flipped class will involve reading assigned articles on each week's topic and viewing a video lecture before attending each lecture. A discussion format for lectures in class will focus on specific excerpts from the readings. Students will maintain active presence on Canvas by contributing to discussion posts. This course aims to introduce 21st century concepts in Disability Studies and communication disorders. The course topics include- Representation of communication disorders in the field of Disability Studies, data trends, and barriers to representation. Frameworks to represent communication disorders and how these have evolved to present day thinking (medical vs. social models and individual differences). Communication Disorders within the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICFDH) framework. Barriers to access for specific communication disorders (Autism, Aphasia, Dyslexia, Hearing impairment, Stuttering). Disability policies that enable equitable distribution of resources at the local and global levels. Stakeholders and policy mechanisms at the state, central, and international levels.
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