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BESSC-SLP Course Descriptions

Bilingual English-Spanish Specialization Certificate for SLP (BESSC-SLP) Courses

SLP 460 - RESEARCH TO PRACTICE IN BILINGUAL SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY (1 cr) 
This course provides advanced knowledge and insight into the scientific methods of bilingual research, principles and strategies, research questions, and the ethics of research as it pertains to bilingual, bicultural, and other vulnerable populations with speech and language disorders.  This course addresses cultural reflexivity, cross-cultural research, and equitable systems in planning, conducting, and reporting bilingual research.

SLP 461 - PROFESSIONALISM AND ADVOCACY IN BILINGUAL SPEECH LANG PATHOLOGY (1 cr) 
This course is designed to engage the learner in developing a relationship with the aspects of professionalism, advocacy and community engagement. The course will discuss interpreting and developing equity partnerships as a form of knowledge and as a contribution to the advancement of responsibility and ethical practice among community liaison/professionals and future speech language pathologists.

SLP 462 - ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION OF YOUNG BILINGUAL CHILDREN WITH COMMUNICATION DISORDERS (2 cr) 
Typical and atypical bilingual speech and language development as applied to assessment and intervention of communication disordered bilingual young children and adolescents will be examined.  Etiology, psychological, linguistic and cultural characteristics with specific attention to developmental and acquired disorders will be discussed. Principles, models and theories for evidence-based assessment and treatment of bilingual speech and language disordered young children and adolescents will be reviewed.  

SLP 464 - ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION OF BILINGUAL ADULTS WITH COMMUNICATION DISORDERS (2 cr) 
Evaluation and intervention of linguistic and cognitive systems in normal and disordered bilingual adults will be examined.  Strategies and cross-linguistic issues as it pertains to speech, language, and swallowing disorders will be discussed. Prerequisite: SLP 462- Assessment and Intervention of Young Bilingual Children with Communication Disorders

SLP 465 - CULTURAL RESPONSIVENESS IN BILINGUAL SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY (1 cr) 
This course will emphasize culturally responsive practice and variables which are essential in the service delivery of bilingual individuals with speech and language disorders.  This course will highlight cultural responsivity of the student and provide a culturally responsive practice framework for the learner through a global learning experience.

SLP 466 - BILINGUAL SLP SERVICE PROVISION ACROSS HEALTHCARE SETTINGS (1 cr) 
This course is designed for students to evaluate knowledge and skills acquired, demonstrate comprehension and appreciation of experiences and interpret how those experiences relate to on-going experiences as bilingual service providers. This course will require students to select, document and evaluate their academic and clinical activities and achievements for review and assessment of a developmental portfolio.

BBE 550 - SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY AND THE BILINGUAL LEARNER EXPERIENCE (2 cr) 
The course is designed for future speech pathologists who will be serving bilingual /multilingual learners (English Learners) with speech and language disorders in the PK-12 school context to attain foundational understanding of the theories, research, policies, law, cultural factors, and instructional contexts of bilingual learners' education. The course will emphasize the nature of students' simultaneous and / or sequential bilingual development, literacy and academic development and the implications for specialized instructional and learning practices, culturally relevant curriculum, and family engagement as it pertains to PK-12 school-aged children with disabilities.