This graduate course is designed for speech-language pathologists and other school personnel such as teachers, related service providers, or case managers who work with children presenting with echolalia. This course will provide an introduction to gestalt language processing and how it differs from more analytical language processing. This course reviews the evidence in the literature in order to provide students with a deeper understanding of the functions of echolalia and effective intervention strategies for supporting students in their language development.
(Available for 1 credit)
Course Number: ED 501-5500
**Textbook purchased separately and is available here
"As a "seasoned" SLP, ahem, middle aged, this course was so relevant. It incorporated important literature nd techniques critical to servicing students across the autism spectrum. I feel better informed about gestalt language processing and how it differs from more analytical language processing. As a full time working mom with three teens in the home, I appreciated the student syllabus explaining course requirements and approximate contact hours spent for each assignment. I will be enrolling in another course soon!"
"I am so happy I decided to take this course on Understanding Echolalia. It is a step beyond what was offered in my graduate program and helped fill in gaps in my knowledge base and helped me plan better intervention strategies for my students."