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CODI 590
SEMINAR IN COMMUNICATIVE DISORDERS:  LANGUAGE
JACK S. DAMICO




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Graduate Catalogue Description of the Course

A study of contemporary research literature in communicative disorders.  Readings and discussions will emphasize current research in language.  May be repeated for a maximum of six hours.  Prereq:  6 hours of graduate level CODI course work or permission of the instructor.


Seminar in Language and Literacy
Spring 2002

                         Dr. Damico's Course Description on the Syllabus

With the recent (and long needed) focus on language for academic and literacy purposes in both ASHA and the schools, speech-language pathologists must have an ability to understand the dynamics of language for various learning purposes and to appreciate the complexity of literacy.  In CODI 526 you began learning about the meaning-based systems; in this course more information focusing specifically on literacy will be provided. Utilizing a blended perspective combining real world practicality with a semiotic/holistic theoretical perspective and its implications, this course will focus on how language is used primarily to create the two literacy manifestations of reading and writing.  The material is divided into several primary sections: a foundation section that involves the underlying conceptions of meaning-making and the place of literacy as a manifestation of this meaning-making, and discussions on the resulting the processes and implications of literacy as meaning making; a development section that will focus on the naturalistic and emerging development of reading, writing, and spelling; and a practice/applications section that discusses how to assess literacy and how to effectively facilitate the acquisition and use of literacy.  This will include how to choose materials, how to design a context conducive to literacy development, how to empower students who have experienced failure with literacy, how to facilitate in both the classroom and in individual settings (e.g., therapy rooms), and how to consult with teachers in language arts contexts.


Pertinent Course Material

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Language and Literacy SYLLABUS
Damico's Language and Literacy Current 
CURSORY NOTES
HEY SUMMER 2003 STUDENTS....LOOK HERE!
Clinical Applications Schedule
Clinical Applications Current Cursory 
Notes -Literacy
Some Comments on the Reflection Journals
Demonstration Materials
 Questions to Ponder on Literacy during 
the Semester
   Supplementary Readings
Dr. Damico's Writings Relevant to 
Language and Literacy Issues
Temporary Archival Notes
Dr. Damico's Current Research
Interest in Literacy



Seminar in Multicultural Issues in
Communicative Disorders


Dr. Damico's Course Description on the Syllabus

Taking a blended perspective combining real world practicality with an anthropological/ descriptive perspective and its implications, this course will focus on the on the assessment and intervention of  language difficulties of all kinds in students from multicultural backgrounds. In addition to realistic and sensible over-views of the problems faced by these students, we will discuss diversity issues on the basis of operational mechanisms and how these mechanisms manifest themselves in individual students. The course is intended to prepare you to do effective and innovative work with students from diverse populations.


Pertinent Course Material

The first three buttons are oriented to the actual material used in the course itself.  Material linked to several of these buttons will be changed every few weeks as we progress throughout the semester.  During the semesters that this course is not offered, portions of this web page and its linkages will not be operable.   To access the material listed, please click on the button.


SYLLABUS for the Seminar in 
Multicultural Issues in Communicative Disorders
Current CURSORY NOTES for Multicultural Issues Seminar
Supplementary Readings
Dr. Damico's Writings Relevant to Multicultural Issues in CODI
Dr. Damico's Current Collaborators on Multicultural Issues
Dr. Damico's Current Research Interests in Multicultural Issues

Some Linkages to Other Web Sites of Interest

The Doris B. Hawthorne Center
The University of Louisiana Lafayette Department of Communicative Disorders
Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology 
National Research Center on English Learning and Achievement
Office of Bilingual 
Education and Language Minority Affairs
National Council for
Teachers of English

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