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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Maalot Educational Network | Evaluated Learning Experience

Introduction to Communication Disorders (DES222)


Classroom: 39 hours (13 weeks); Distance/Hybrid: Varies. 

Traditional classroom-based offered at Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations. Distance learning and hybrid options available.

September 2009 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Online/distance learning
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe basic normal speech and language development; describe and illustrate basic speech, language and hearing disorders in children and adults, and how they pertain to the speech and language pathologist.


Topics include an introduction to the common types of communication disorders, various disorders of hearing, articulation, language, voice and fluency, juxtaposed against normal speech and language development, an introduction to pediatric and adult swallowing disorders. Methods of instruction include lecture, audio/visual materials, learner presentations, reports, and lab.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Speech Language Pathology or Audiology (2/11) (4/16 revalidation) (3/21 revalidation).