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Spring 2019 Undergraduate Study Abroad Trip to London

Undergraduate students in CSD (minors and majors) are encouraged to participate in the London Program as part of a 3-credit spring course that will include an interprofessional study abroad trip with CSD students and education majors. Students will tour medical and educational facilities to learn about the evaluation and treatment of persons with communication disorders in London while also experiencing the area's cultural and historical sites. Stay tuned for more information in fall 2019.


Mountain State Conference

When: Friday, September 20th

Where: Blue and Gold Room at Towers

Registration will open July 1, 2019

Topic: New Approaches to Articulation Therapy: Improve Efficiency and Outcomes

This session presents an innovative approach for addressing the needs of children with mild articulation disorders in the public school setting. San Diego Unified School District shifted its services to a general education service delivery model for these students. Resources and procedures are described. The session features evidence-based intervention practices and videos to demonstrate these principles. Eight years of project data illustrate the efficacy of this short-term, intensive approach, which strives to remediate mild articulation errors in 20 hours or less. The session concludes with a discussion of future implications and best practices in the schools.

Jennifer Taps Richard, an Indiana University graduate, is a Speech-Language Pathologist in the San Diego Unified School District. She provides classroom and small-group intervention to caseload and at-risk preschool and school-age students. Jennifer is also the Coordinator for the district's Phonology & Articulation Resource Center (PARC). In this capacity, she facilitates the application of research-based principles in articulation and phonological treatment through professional development and coaching. In addition, Jennifer owns SLPath, a private company committed to promoting best practices in speech sound disorder treatment through online resources, iPad apps and intensive workshops. She has presented throughout the country at national and state conferences regarding San Diego Unified's Speech Improvement Class model and evidence-based, efficient phonological assessment and treatment.