University General Course Catalog 2022-2023 
    Dec 03, 2022  
University General Course Catalog 2022-2023
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SPA 345 - Observation of Clinical Services

(3 units)
Observation and synthesis of clinical services.

Prerequisite(s): SPA 201 ; SPA 320 ; SPA 340 .

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Fall, Spring, and Summer

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. demonstrate ability to meet ASHA’s requirement of 25 hours of observing assessment and intervention sessions.
2. demonstrate familiarity with UNR Speech and Hearing Clinic layout and clinic operations.
3. develop at a beginning level the skills of observing communication behaviors. e.g., judging social-pragmatic abilities, estimating speech intelligibility and factors negatively affecting intelligibility; identifying and transcribing articulation errors.
4. identify communication disorder categories based upon case summary information such as case history and client concerns, assessment results and recommendations, therapy goals and objectives; and informal observation impressions.
5. organize case information and informal observational notes according to a report format.
6. demonstrate familiarity with session designs, test administration, informal assessments, reinforcement strategies, various teaching strategies, means of data collection, behavior management strategies, and varieties of therapy materials.

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