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Courses - Spring 2024
HESP
Hearing and Speech Sciences Department Site
Open Seats as of
02/24/2024 at 08:30 AM
HESP396
SIGNA Undergraduate Peer Mentor Clinical Practicum
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: HESP202.
Recommended: Coursework in PSYC, EDUC, Human Development, Disability Studies.
Restriction: Sophomore standing or higher; and permission by instructor .
Students are paired with neurodivergent UMD students to support mentoring in social communication and executive functioning skills. Peer mentors are selected based on a rigorous application process for fall and spring semesters. Selected peer mentors will engage in an orientation process which includes in depth information on neurodiversity and the intersectionality of DEI; attend a weekly lecture and group sessions to acquire up-to-date knowledge and application of knowledge with neurodiverse populations; and manage meetings with neurodivergent students one-to-one on a weekly basis to support carryover of social coaching and executive functioning strategies.