Online Graduate Course in Word Finding
SPE 525: Child Word-Finding: Intervention for Students with Language
and Learning Disabilities
SPE 525, a 2 hour online graduate course in Child Word Finding will be
taught starting June 24, 2013, by Dr. Diane German using the book, Word Finding
Intervention Program, Second Edition (WFIP-2). Participants in this
course will study one of the most Prevalent and challenging language difficulties
among school children today, Word Finding Difficulties. Through their studies students will:
- Acquire an understanding of the lexical access system underlying
typical and atypical expressive language;
- Learn to profile the three most prevalent Word-Finding error patterns;
- Study a comprehensive intervention program, including retrieval
strategy instruction, for learners challenged with Word Finding;
- Gain insights as to how Word-Finding difficulties impact on oral
reading and written language; and
- Become familiar with Word-Finding accommodations in the classroom
that reduce the retrieval load but not the work load.
Who: Professor Diane J. German, Ph.D.
Where: Online from National-Louis University, Chicago,
When: June 24, 2013 to July 29, 2013. Final work due August 5, 2013.
How: Registration now open. For specific registration information, email Dr. Diane German at email@example.com.
Tuition: Tuition for this 2 hour graduate course is $1488. Fax credit card payments only to 847-465-4746.
(Note that there is only one telephone number for the graduate registrar.)
Personal check tuition payments should be sent with your registration to: Graduate
Registrar, National Louis University, 1000 Capitol Drive, Wheeling, IL 60090-7201.
Scholarships: There are a limited number of 3/4 tuition scholarships available for SPE 525. Please inquire!
Please Email Diane J. German with
questions or to receive introductory course material once you have registered
for this class. Below are reflections by SLPs who have completed this course.
In Addition: Completion of SPE 525 fulfills the 30 Certificate Maintenance Hours (CMHs) of professional development needed to maintain your ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) for each 3 year certification maintenance interval.
Reflections from three Speech-Language-Pathologists who have recently completed SPE 525:
"Thank you so much for the opportunity to take your class! It is one of the only post-graduate level classes I have taken that directly impacts how I deliver therapy to my students."
Beth McNamara., CCC-SLP
Timony Grammar School
"The class has forever changed my thinking about word finding difficulties and will change my treatment plans and classroom accommodations of children with word finding difficulties starting immediately."
"The knowledge I gained will be invaluable to me in my work with my elementary students. I hope to encourage others to take this course."
Brooke Perkins, M.S., CCC-SLP
Mary Washburn, MS, CCC-SLP
Also read an article about SPE 525, written by Tatyana Elleseff, a student in the Summer 2012 SPE 525 course offering: http://blog.asha.org/2012/08/14/adventures-in-word-finding-or-is-their-language-comprehension-really-that-bad/