Gives a general overview of speech-language pathology, including incidence of communicative disorders, normal speech and language development and disorders. Principles of assessment of language disorders in preschool, school-age, and adolescent populations. Provides exposure to the area of augmentative/alternative communication (AAC). Topics will include functional dimensions of AAC systems; symbol systems; transmission techniques; and intervention strategies. A Field Observation experience of 10 hours is required here. This course completes the accreditation requirements for FLDOE approval. This course is considered for ASD endorsement.