Dale F. Williams, Ph.D.

Professor

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Office Number: 561-297-3238
Office Location: Boca, 47 - ED 427

dwilliam@fau.edu

Courses

Current Research in Communication Disorders (SPA 5936)

Prerequisites: SPA 4002, SPA 4011, SPA 4040, SPA 4101, SPA 4104, and permission of instructor

This course is an in-depth treatment of current theory and research within the field of communication sciences and disorders (CSD). Associations between empirical studies and effective clinical practice will be presented in order to teach students to effectively analyze and utilize research.

Disorders of Fluency (SPA 6225) 3 credits

Prerequisites: SPA 4002, SPA 4011, SPA 4040, SPA 4101, SPA 4104, and permission of instructor

An in-depth investigation into the nature, diagnosis, and treatment of stuttering, cluttering, and other disturbances of speech fluency. Current and historical approaches to etiological theories, differential diagnosis of etiological components, and treatment strategies are presented.

Clinical Practicum in Speech/Language Pathology (SPA 6505) 1-4 credits

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

Supervised field experience and opportunity to demonstrate competencies in evaluation, diagnosis, and remediation of children and adults with varieties of communication disorders.

Diagnostic Principles and Procedures in Communication Disorders (SPA 6553) 3 credits

Prerequisites: SPA 4002, SPA 4011, SPA 4040, SPA 4101, SPA 4104, and permission of instructor

The study of general techniques in the evaluation of communication disorders. Emphasis on diagnostic procedures, history-taking, and differential diagnosis.