Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I would recommend this course to everyone that is interested in speech pathology. It was simply an introductory class to the various communication disorders that speech pathologists treat. I would recommend it because it helped me better understand the field of communication disorders, what speech pathologists do, and the importance of assessment and treatment of communication disorders. I feel that this course prepared me to enter the communication disorders program at BYU and confirmed my decision to become a speech pathologist.
The highlights of this course were the amount of information that was covered. We did not go into depth on the subjects discussed and taught in class because this course in an introductory course; however, the subjects that the professor did introduce were intriguing. It reeled me in and made me want to learn more about each disorder. I learned about aphasia, apraxia, autism, intellectual disorder, voice disorders, speech sound disorders, and much more. I learned where speech pathologists work, what they do, and how they do it.
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Advice for students:
In order to succeed in Dr. Brinton's class, you must attend class. Be faithful in your note-taking. Understand that the TA's are there to help you. Attend their reviews and go to their office hours with questions. I would recommend writing a summary of each lecture after you have attended it. Doing so, will force you to review your notes and help you remember what was taught in class, which will better prepare you for the midterm and final exams. In addition, Dr. Brinton expects her students to take notes directly from her PowerPoint slides. I would recommend bringing a laptop to her class in order to assure that you have the necessary time to jot down everything that you need to.