This course will serve as a primer on Down syndrome for practicing speech-language pathologists. The basics of the syndrome and common speech, language, voice and fluency issues will be addressed. Effective treatment strategies for improving communication across the lifespan will also be discussed.
Course created on September 5, 2019
- After this course, participants will be able to list the characteristic features of communication disorders in individuals with Down syndrome.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the influence of motor planning problems on speech acquisition.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify effective treatments for speech and language disorders in children and adolescents with Down syndrome.
|5-15 Minutes||Communication development in children with Down syndrome|
|15-20 Minutes||Vocal characteristics|
|20-30 Minutes||Articulation, phonology, and childhood apraxia of speech|
|30-35 Minutes||Fluency issues|
|35-55 Minutes||Language and speech interventions|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Theresa Bartolotta is Professor of Speech-Language Pathology at Monmouth University. She is an experienced pediatric speech-language pathologist who specialized in working with individuals with complex communication disorders, including autism, Down syndrome, and Rett syndrome.
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