Faculty-led Inquiry into Reflective and Scholarly Teaching (FIRST)


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Rodgers, Naomi H. "A Benchmark Portfolio Evaluating the Fluency Disorders Components of SLPA 967: Motor Aspects of Verbal Communication" (2021). UNL Faculty Portfolios, 198. https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/prtunl/198


In Spring 2021, the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders deployed the first iteration of a co-taught course titled “Motor Aspects of Verbal Communication” (SLPA 967). The students enrolled in this course were graduate students working towards a master’s degree in speech-language pathology. Historically, the topics in this course were taught in three standalone courses: fluency disorders, voice disorders, and motor speech disorders. In this newly developed course, the three instructors of those courses combined their expertise to engage students in an integrated course to promote critical thinking and clinical problem-solving. This portfolio documents the teaching and learning that resulted from the portion of the course specific to fluency disorders.