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CSD 672 Counseling for Communication Science and Disorders

Course Description:< /strong> Basic theories and practices of counseling, as well as normal psychological, social and educational development, will be explored and discussed. In addition to communication sciences and disorders, the theories and models of counseling presented apply to a variety of disciplines in healthcare that include, social work, nursing, physical/occupational therapy, and physician assistants as well as educators. With mainstreaming of special needs children the norm, educators and healthcare providers need to develop necessary communication skills to work effectively with these children and their parents. Theories and techniques for communicating with the adolescent and adult with disability, their families and related professionals are essential for developing meaningful and positive relationships, as well as appropriate interventions and skills development. In addition, sensitivity and strategies for exploring multicultural views and issues concerning disabilities will be addressed

Course Rotation: NY; Fall


3 credits