This seminar surveys major approaches to counseling within the context of communication disorders. Students examine the emotional and practical issues pertaining to the full range of communication disorders across the lifespan as they affect patients and their caregivers. Students study interviewing and counseling techniques for individuals, families and groups. The implications of multicultural and linguistic diversity for effective counseling are considered throughout the course. Ethical and professional issues relevant to counseling are brought into vivid focus as they are discussed in the context of students’ clinical experiences. At the close of the course, each student presents counseling information and resources pertaining to specific communication disorders.
Prerequisites: Two semesters of External Practicum; Neuromotor Speech Disorders; Adult Language Disorders; Voice or Fluency Disorders; Management of Medically Involved Patients.