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Karen Mainess, PhD
Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders
School of Allied Health Professions
Member, Comm Sci & Disorders, SAHP, Faculty of Graduate Studies
Other LLU Classes Outside Of Schedule 
Lecture
 
3/2009 - 6/2012

CMSD 486 - Diagnostic Methods in Speech-Language Pathology

2/2009 - 3/2009 SPPA 689 - Open Seminar:  Autism Spectrum Disorders
9/2007 - 12/0000

CMSD 598 - Research Methods and the Professional Literature

1/2006 - 3/2012

CMSD 314 - Language Analyses for Speech-Language Pathologists

1/2006 - 6/2013

CMSD 525 - Seminar:Preschool and School-Age Children's Language Disorders


Lectures and discussions dealing with principles and procedures of assessment and intervention of preschool primary, and adolescent school-age child with language disorders. Specific emphasis placed on school-age learning in the areas of semantics, syntax, pragmatics, narrative, and phonological awareness. Language disorders in autism and mental retardation addressed. 10 lectures/30 lecture hours
9/2005 - 3/2013

CMSD 523 - Seminar: Early Childhood Language Disorders


Lectures and discussions dealing with principles and procedures in assessment and interventions of language disorders in children. Specific emphasis placed on early-language learners (birth to three years). Conferencing, report writing, and goal writing. 10 lectures/30 lecture hours.
3/2005 - 6/2007 SPPA 445 - Techniques for ESL & Accent Modification
Principles and procedures for teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) and accent modificaton to bilingual speakers of English. 10 lectures, 20 lecture hours.
9/2004 - 12/2004 SPPA 276 - Communication Across the Lifespan
20 lectures, 40 lecture hours. An overview of language development and normal changes over the lifespan. Development of language in infancy to adolescences, and the effects of aging on communication.
8/2004 - 12/2004 SLPA 119 - Introduction to Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
15 lectures, 45 lecture hours. Major types of communication disorders. Etiologies and treatments. A survey course for students entering the Speech-Language Pathology Assistant program at Crafton Hills College. Taught on the Crafton Hills College campus.
8/2004 - 12/2004 SLPA 120 - Transcription Phonetics
15 lectures, 30 lecture hours. Development of transcription skills using the International Phonetic Alphabet. Taught on the Crafton Hills College campus to prospective SLPA students.
2/2004 - 3/2009 SPPA 687 - Open Seminar: Autism
An overview of autism spectrum disorders, assessment and treatment considerations. 3 lectures, 10 lecture hours.
9/2001 - 12/2006 SPPA 276 - Communication Across the Lifespan
An overview of language development and normal changes over the lifespan. Development of language in infancy to adolescence, and the effects of aging on communication. Development of hearing is also covered. 20 lectures/40 lecture hours.
3/2001 - 6/2007 SPPA 477 - Bilingualism/Biculturalism II
Addresses the clincal competencies and cultural sensitivity needed in dealing with bicultural and bilingual clients. Discusses the impact of such knowledge on assessment and intervention. 10 lectures, 20 lecture hours.
1/2001 - 3/2005 SPPA 324 - Language Disorders in Children
Impairments of language development in children. Formal and informal assessment of children. Program planning and remediation procedures. 20 lectures, 40 lecture hours.
Clinical Supervision
 
7/2009 - 12/2012

CMSD 267 - SLPA Fieldwork

7/2005 - 6/2015

CMSD 567 - Clinical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology


Supervision of Graduate Speech Pathology students as they treat children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders
1/2004 - 5/2006 SLPA 127 - SLPA Practicum Laboratory
Coordinating and matching field supervisors to Speech-Language Pathology Assistant students at Crafton Hills College who are completing their final clinical fieldwork practicum. Communicate with supervisors and observe students in the field. Assign final grade.
Interactive Teaching
 
3/2010 - 6/2013 CMSD 525 - Seminar: Preschool and School age Child Language Disorders
1/2010 - 3/2013 CMSD 523 - Seminar: Early Childhood Language Disorders
Administrative Teaching Roles
 
1/2006 - 0/2012 Undergraduate Program Director
Program administration, coordination and academic advisement to undergraduate speech pathology students.
9/2004 - 0/2012 SLPA 267 - Fieldwork
Organize and match field supervisor to students holding Bachelor degrees in speech-lanaguage pathology or communication disorders and who have requested training as a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant. Communicate with supervisors and observe students at fieldwork sites. Assign final grade to SLPA trainee.
7/2004 - 0/2012 Undergraduate Inquiries
Communicate with prospective students interested in the undergraduate program. Advise on general education requirements. Describe the overall program and make suggestions for preparation to enter.
7/2002 - 6/2005 SLPA Program Director
Coordinate the SLPA program at Crafton Hills College. Recommend contract teachers to teach coursework in the program. Teach some of the coursework. Find clinical affiliations for the field practicums. Attend administrative meetings. Connect with local school district administrators and medical sites who are interested in training or hiring SLPAs.
Instructional Prep of New Material
 
9/2006 - 12/2008 SPPA 598 - Research Methods & Professional Literature
Updating and revising of course curriculum including course objectives and course material. May include a new textbook.
3/2006 - 6/2009 SPPA 525 - Preschool & School Age Childhood Language Disorders
Update and revise current curriculum including course objectives and course materials.
3/2006 - 6/2006 SPPA 598 - Research Methods and Professional Literature
Not a new course to the department, however a new instructor for the course. Course designed to increase the graduate students' ability to read and interpret the professional literature. The students are also required to design and participate in a research experience. Required the development of completely new coursework and syllabus preparation.
1/2006 - 3/2009 SPPA 523 - Early Childhood Language Disorders
Update and revise current course curriculum including course objectives and course materials.
1/2006 - 3/2006 SPPA 525 Preschool and School-Age Child Language Disorders
Not a new course to the department, however a new instructor for the course. Course designed to prepare graduate students for their first clinical experience with language disordered children from 3 years of age through adolescence. Required the development of completely new coursework and syllabus preparation.
9/2005 - 12/2005 SPPA - 523 Early-Childhood Language Disorders
Not a new course to the department, however a new instructor for the course. Course designed to prepare graduate students for their first clinical experience with language disordered children from birth to 2 years of age. Required the development of completely new coursework and syllabus preparation.
3/2005 - 6/2005 SPPA 445 - Techniques for ESL and Accent Modification
Introduction of a new course. Course designed to prepare undergraduates for their first clinical experience with clients with normally developing communication skills but for whom English is a second language. Required the development of completely new coursework and syllabus preparation.
9/2004 - 12/2004 SPPA 276 - Communication Across the Lifespan
This was my 4th time teaching this course. A new textbook was introduced this year which required a total revision of the course content and format. Also required changes in the syllabus.