There is a good deal of confusion among audiologists and speech-language pathologists when a diagnosis of “processing disorder” is introduced. This course presents a continuum model to differentiate processing disorders into acoustic, phonemic, or linguistic aspects so that assessment and treatment can become more focused and effective. The roles of audiologists and SLPs in relation to processing disorders are described, and compensatory strategies for differing aspects of processing are presented.
Course created on February 4, 2022
- After this course, participants will be able to define and differentiate auditory and language processing disorders.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe a continuum model that explains different aspects of processing via acoustic, phonemic, and linguistic categories.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the responsibilities of an audiologist and speech-language pathologist in relation to processing disorders.
- After this course, participants will be able to list examples of specific skills and compensatory strategies within the acoustic, phonemic, and linguistic aspects of processing.
Gail J. Richard
Gail J. Richard, PhD, CCC-SLP, is emeritus professor at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL, where she was on the faculty for 37 years specializing in childhood developmental language disorders, such as autistic spectrum disorders, auditory/language processing, executive functions, and selective mutism. She also founded the Autism Center at the university and a program for college students with autism spectrum disorder – Students with Autism Transitional Education Program (STEP). She has numerous publications and is a frequent conference presenter, sharing her practical clinical perspective. Professional awards include Honors of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, recipient of the Illinois Clinical Achievement Award, and multiple teaching awards. She has also held many leadership positions in professional organizations, including President of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in 2017.
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