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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

Normal Speech and Language Development (DES334)


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  components of language; describe stages and various aspects of normal language development; analyze a language sample in a pre-school aged child; and state and describe professional terminology connected with language development.


Topics include theories of language development, language milestones, cognitive and sociological bases for development of language, bilingualism, language development during pre-school through adulthood, and social contexts of interpersonal communication. Methods of instruction include lecture, classroom exercises, and language sample analysis. Pre- or corequisite: Introduction to Communication Disorders (DES222).  

Credit recommendation: 

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