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UT Dallas Syllabus for comd7336.001.09f taught by Pamela Rollins (rollins)

UT Dallas Syllabus for comd7336.001.09f taught by Pamela Rollins (rollins)

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UT Dallas syllabus for comd7336.001.09f Social Communication in Early Childhood Disorders SOC COMM EARLY CHILDHD DISORDR taught by Pamela Rollins
UT Dallas syllabus for comd7336.001.09f Social Communication in Early Childhood Disorders SOC COMM EARLY CHILDHD DISORDR taught by Pamela Rollins

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Course Syllabus
Course Information
Course Number/Section
COMD 7336-001
HDCD 6V81.001
Course Title
Social Communication in Early Childhood Disorders
Special Topics: Human Development and Early Childhood
Spring 2009
Days & Times
Tuesday, 2:30-5:15 pm
Professor Contact Information
Dr. Pamela Rollins
Office Phone
Other Phone
Email Address
Office Location
Callier Dallas A124
Office Hours
Tuesday, 1-2 pm or by appointment
Other Information
My office hours will be in CR 1.304
I do not have access to a phone there
The best way to contact me is by UTD email
Course Description
This course will examine development, data, and theories of the development of infant and
toddler social, communication and language skills. The goals of this course are:
To acquire knowledge of major developmental theories
To know sequences and major milestones of development in early social communication
and toddler language development and to apply this knowledge to real children.
To understand relationships across domains and to view the child as a \u201csystem\u201d.
This course has been designed to ensure that students demonstrate required

knowledge and skill as outlined in the Standards and Implementation Guidelines for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology. The specific standards addressed in this class are: III-B, III-C, III-D, III-G, , IV-B

Student Learning Objectives/Outcomes
Students will be able to summarize and compare major developmental theories and themes in
infant development in terms of how they incorporate the role of the environment in learning.
Students will identify and describe sequences and major milestones of typical development
during infancy in the areas of cognitive, social and language development (Std. III-B, III-C)

Students will apply strategies to assess and diagnosis language disorders for children in the
prelinguistic and emerging linguistic stages of language (Std. III-C, III-D)
.Students will discuss and explain contemporary professional issues in assessment and treatment

of prelinguistic children (Std. IV-B, III-G).
Students will integrate developmental theories and milestones into an assessment of a child (Std.

Course Pre-requisites, Co-requisites, and/or Other Restrictions
Required Textbooks and Materials
Social & Communication Development in Autism Spectrum Disorders: Early Identification,
Diagnosis, & Intervention, Toney Charman & Wendy Stone editors.
Required Materials
Additional required readings (listed below) will be on electronic reserve on the UTD library
website (http://www.utdallas.edu/library/services/reservesvc.htm

). Instructions for accessing
these reserve materials will be posted on WebCT. Readings other than those listed below will be
assigned during the semester. These assignments will be posted on the WebCT.

Suggested Course Materials/ Suggested Readings/Texts /Suggested Materials NA
Assignments & Academic Calendar
[Topics, Reading Assignments, Due Dates, Exam Dates]
Reading assignment (on On e-reserve unless otherwise specified)
1 (8/25)Introductions
Review syllabus
2 (9/01)Theory
Developmental Theories
involving mutuality
On e-reserve
Lamb, Bornstein & Teti ch. 7
3 (9/08)
4 (9/15 )
5 (9/22)
Prelinguistic Predictors of
Language Development
Approaches to Assessment
Joint Attention
Comprehension Development
Development of Symbolic Play
On e-reserve

Parent Report Measures (see Web link on WebCT)
McCathren, R.B., Prelinguistic predictors of later language
Watt et al.

Schertz & Odom
Rollins Trautman (2006)
Chapter 1: Understanding and measuring social communication
Chapters 11 Neurobiological issues

Miller & Paul (1995). Chapters 1-2.
Rosin hand out (webct)
Lamb, Bornstein & Teti ch. 8
McCune, Lorraine, Normative Study of Representational Play.
Play hand out (webct)
6 (9/29)
Early Social-Pragmatic
Communicative means,
intentions and reciprocity
On e-reserve
Prizant, Social Communication CHAPTER 2: SCERTS Vol. 1,
Prizant, Schuler et. al., 1997 (on Webct)

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