Topics in Social Communications Disorders free course offered

Northern Illinois University’s School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders is offering a free course, Critically Appraised Topics in Social Communication Disorders.* This 2-hour, 40-minute course uses 25 case studies to demonstrate how family values, clinical expertise and research evidence are intertwined. It takes place noon to 2:40 p.m., Friday May 10, at the NIU Family Health, Wellness and Literacy Center, room 2305, 3100 Sycamore Road, DeKalb.
What you will learn from the course:

•    Research assessment: learn to evaluate how research was conducted and mea-sured.
•    Research integration: discover how to integrate research with family values and clinical care-givers’ expertise to make informed care decisions.
•    Trends: learn about current research trends in a variety of topics related to social communication disorders.

This course is presented by NIU Speech-Language Pathology graduate students under the supervision of Allison Gladfelter, a speech-language pathology professor.

Free parking.

For more information, contact Allison Gladfelter, 815-753-7737 or

* CEU Opportunity:
NIU is an approved CEU provider for ASHA. Licensees should verify with their state licensing board for acceptance of continuing education units by reviewing the relevant state practice act and/or other administrative code.

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