Communication Disorders: Assessment and Remediation

SLPA 123B - 3 units - Course # 4471

Spring 2013

Instructor: Kristen Mantle, MS, CCC-SLP, OM Telephone: (626) 585-7216

LAB: Room D303 Email:

Tuesday 3:55 p.m.- 5 p.m. Office Hours: By Appointment

CLASS: Room C-111

Tuesday 6 p.m. - 9:20 p.m.


Roth, Froma P. & Worthington, Colleen K., Treatment Resource Manual for

Speech-Language Pathology, 4th edition, Delmar Learning

Hegde, M.N., Pocket Guide to Treatment in Speech-Language Pathology,

3rd edition, 2001, Delmar Learning.


Prerequisite: SLPA 123A Recommended Preparation: Sp 119. SLPA 123B must be taken concurrently with or prior to Speech 126. Remediation techniques, rationale for commonly used therapy approaches, including assistive and computer technology. The scope of practice of the Speech-Language Pathology Assistant will be examined and their role in intervention procedures including clinical documentation and appropriate use of therapeutic materials. This course is required for all SLPA majors. Total 54 hours lecture + 18 hours lab


As a result of participating in this course, the student will:

1. Students will be able to demonstrate awareness of common treatment strategies,

including principles of learning and behavior modification.

2. Students will be able to accurately and effectively identify appropriate therapy

techniques and strategies within the clinical setting.

3. Students will be able to demonstrate the ability to synthesize and integrate the

events of a therapeutic session to produce in writing (1) a concise and accurate

daily record and (2) an overview of sessions over time.

4. Students will be able to demonstrate the ability to accurately and appropriately carry

out a treatment protocol to an individual/group.

5. Students will be able to demonstrate awareness of themselves as para-professional

service delivery providers in the therapeutic process and will demonstrate

appropriate demeanor, language, confidentiality and dress and receptivity to

supervisory feedback.

REQUIREMENTS = 200 points possible

1. Quizzes (5 pts each) 20 points

2. Midterm Examination 35 points

3. Final Examination 50 points

4. Oral Presentation and Therapy Kit 20 points


    6. Ancillary – Professionalism, organization, teamwork 5 points

7. Extra Credit: no more than 10 points


Grades will be based on your points accumulated for each specified requirement.

A = 180 - 200+ C = 140 - 159

B = 160 - 179 D = 120 - 139

F = below 120 points


Be on time for class and lab appointments

Conduct yourself in manner and dress as a professional you would respect

STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES: Attendance – absences, lateness, early departure;

Grades – make-ups; Code of Conduct

All assignments are listed in this syllabus and detailed in support materials using CANVAS. Clarification of written or verbal instructions will be provided in class and/or by email, as needed. However, you are responsible for all assignments listed, whether they are discussed in class or not. You are responsible for contacting me immediately should you have a problem or question with any aspect of the class or lab.

You are also responsible for knowing information presented in class, whether you are in attendance or not. Points are earned for the timeliness, completeness, and accuracy with which each assignment is fulfilled.

Each student is expected to attend every class and to be on time. Only verified emergencies (M.D. note on prescription paper, paperwork for Urgent Care/Emergency or towing) constitute an excused absence. When the final grade is determined, 2 points will be deducted for the third and each subsequent attendance infraction.

In rare instances, and only with a documented excuse, the instructor may accept late assignments. However, points will be deducted from the assignment. The instructor has full discretion over any decision to deviate from this syllabus and its requirements.

All student’s are expected to adhere to the Pasadena City College “Student Code of Conduct” whether specific items have been mentioned or not in this syllabus. Plagiarism will be penalized through a deduction of some or all of the points possible for any written assignment depending on the extent of the infraction. Students who are disruptive to the teaching of this course or the learning of their peers in any way will be warned. After initial warning, a student may have a “Student Misconduct Form” submitted to the Dean for review and then forwarded to other administrative offices. Cheating of any kind will result in dismissal from the class and an automatic “F” for this course.


Week Date Assignment

1 1/8 *LAB – 3:55-5 p.m. Rm D303

READ: Roth – Ch 1 (p 4-7) & Table of Contents, Syllabus

LECTURE: Course Overview, Requirements & Assignments

Lab overview (6:30-7 p.m.)

Remediation and the Principles of Learning/Intervention

2 1/15 *LAB – 3:55-5 p.m. Rm D303

READ: Roth – Ch 1(p18-22; Appendix 1-G);Hegde –134-141,412-417

LECTURE: Key Teaching/Therapy Strategies; Session Design: Task Requirements/Task Analysis (Antecedent Stimuli > Response > Consequence), Sample Lesson Plans, Charting

3 1/22 *LAB – 3:55-5 p.m. Rm D303

READ: Roth – Ch 1(p14-18, Appendix 1-B,C,D); Hegde –

Pgs. 50-56, 102-104, 111, 139-141, 180-183

LECTURE: Behavioral Objectives; Teaching

Strategies (aka Scaffolding);Lesson plans, Charting, Behavior Modification/reinforcement; Sample Lesson Plans

  1. 1/29 *LAB – 3:55-5 p.m. Rm D303; DUE: Observations #1,#2

READ: Roth – Ch 1 & 2 ; Hegde -50-51, 66-68

LECTURE: Data collection;Lesson Planning & Session Design; Behavior Modification/reinforcement

5 2/5 *LAB – 3:55-5 p.m. Rm D303; DUE: Group Lesson Plan

READ: Cont. Roth – Ch 1&2; Hegde Pgs. 50-51, 66-68

LECTURE: Finish Session Design; Lesson Planning SOAP notes; Oral-Motor considerations; Articulation

6 2/12 *LAB – 3:30-4:30pm or 4:30-5:30pm, as scheduled

READ: Roth – Ch 3; Hegde – pgs. 66-79 LECTURE: Oral-Motor follow-up; Articulation; Phonology; Data collection, behavior reinforcements

*Friday 2/15/2013-Monday 2/18/2013 – Presidents' Days observed

7 2/19 *LAB – 3:30-4:30 or 4:30-5:30, as scheduled

READ: Roth – Ch 3, 4; Hegde – pgs. 66-79

LECTURE: Phonology; Data collection, behavior reinforcement; Infant/preschool vs. older children and adults

Prep for Midterm

8 2/26 *LAB – 3:30-4:30pm or 4:30-5:30pm, as scheduled


*3/5 *SPRING BREAK* - NO CLASSES 3/4/13-3/10/13*

9 3/12 *LAB – 3:30-4:30pm or 4:30-5:30pm, as scheduled

DUE: Adult Lessson Plan

READ: Roth- Ch 4 plus introduction; Hegde-p. 91-99, 270-293, 293-298

LECTURE: Language Intervention – Infant/preschool;

SOAP notes

10 3/19 *LAB – 3:30-4:30pm or 4:30-5:30pm, as scheduled

READ: Roth – Ch 5; Hegde – 270-293, 307-312

LECTURE: Language – children/teens

Session Design, data collection, reinforcements

11 3/26 *LAB – 3:30-4:30pm or 4:30-5:30pm, as scheduled

READ: Roth – Ch 6; Hegde – pgs.10-35, 35-46, 112-114, 402-411

LECTURE: Intervention for Aphasia, Motor Speech Disorders, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI); Session design, Data collection, reinforcement; SOAP notes

*Friday 3/29/13 CEASAR CHAVEZ Day – Campus Closed

12 4/2 *LAB – 3:30-4:30pm or 4:30-5:30pm, as scheduled

READ: Roth – Ch 7 & 8; Hegde – pgs.187-229, 429-444

LECTURE: Fluency and Voice; materials Session design, Data collection, reinforcement

Prep for Therapy Kits & Oral Presentations

13 4/9 *LAB – 3:30-4:30pm or 4:30-5:30pm, as scheduled

READ: Roth – Ch 9 & 10; Hegde – pgs.176-178, 298-306

LECTURE: Fluency and Voice follow-up; Working with Families - Multicultural Issues and Counseling; materials

14 4/16 *LAB – 3:30-4:30pm or 4:30-5:30pm, as scheduled

LECTURE: Review assignments, class requirements

DUE: Therapy Kits & Oral Presentations

15 4/23 *LAB – 4pm-5pm *DUE – Turn in log of lab hours

READ: Roth –Ch 9 & 10, Appendix A

Working with Families Review Intervention – Code of Ethics; materials management Principles of Teaching and Learning; Re-assess, re-think, re-try, re-write & refer; SOAP notes; Prep for Final



Students with disabilities who believe they may need accommodations in this class are encouraged to contact the Disabled Student Program and Services (DSPS) in D-209 or by calling (626) 585-7127 as soon as possible to ensure that any accommodations considered necessary are implemented according to school policy.

Other student services including but not limited to tutoring, library, medical and psychological are available to every student registered at PCC. For more information about a particular department go to the campus website or visit the individual department for which you have a need.


I will be present and on time for all classes and related appointments. I will be prepared to instruct and guide you toward success in this class. I will treat students fairly and not permit individual students exceptions to the assignments and conduct expected as that would be unfair to the class as a whole. If I make any errors in the evaluation of your work, I will make every effort to rectify them. I will assess and record your learning in a multitude of ways that will be stimulating, informative and reasonable.

Speech and Language Therapy Kit and Oral Presentation: ___/20pts

Create a kit that contains materials for children and adults across these disorders and settings:

Language, Articulation, Oral Motor, Voice, Fluency & Groups

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