Five Domains of Language

Five Domains of Language 

Language is a complex neurological process and impairment can significantly affect a person's functional ability. SLPs are at the center of evaluation and treatment of language disorders. This module breaks language into five domains and explains the conditions that can result in impairment in each domain as well as the evaluation and treatment for problems with the domains.


Hours: 0.50


Certificates provided by accrediting body (2 Match)

Kansas Health Department of Aging and Disability Services (Speech)


Approved for 0.50 continuing education clock hours for Kansas Speech Pathologists and Audiologists by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability. Long Term Sponsorship number LTS-S1057. This activity is approved for 0.50 contact hours.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association


Relias LLC

Introductory Level; Professional Area Level

0.05 ASHA CEUs

Course Details

Course Code: REL-RT-0-FDL
Hours: 0.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 2/28/2021
Learning Objectives:
• Describe 2 characteristics of each of the 5 language domains
• Identify 1 language disorder that affects each of the 5 domains
• Explain 2 assessment findings that indicate problems with each of the 5 domains
• Illustrate at least 2 treatment strategies that can be used to improve language within each domain


5 Domains of Language

Learning Objectives

What Is Language?

5 Domains of Language

Language Disorders

Knowledge Check


Phonology: Disorders

Phonology: Assessment

Phonology: Types of Assessment

Phonology: Treatment Approaches

Knowledge Check


Pragmatics: Disorders

Pragmatics: Areas of Assessment

Pragmatics: Types of Assessment

Pragmatics: Treatment Approaches

Knowledge Check


Morphology: Disorders

Morphology: Areas of Assessment

Morphology: Types of Assessment

Morphology: Treatment Approaches


Syntax: Disorders

Syntax: Treatment Approaches


Semantics: Disorders

Semantics: Types of Assessment

Semantics: Treatment Approaches

Knowledge Check

Case Study #1 LUKE

Case Study: Luke

Case Study #2 LUCY

Case Study: Lucy



Instructor: Jean Marie Lucarelli, MS, CC_SLP
Jean Marie Lucarelli is a licensed New Jersey Speech-Language Pathologist and holds an ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competency. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Disorders from West Chester University and a Master's of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology from Marywood University where she was a member of the Alpha Epsilon Lambda Honor Society. Jean Marie has experience in providing speech and language services for clients with a wide range of diagnoses including Traumatic Brain Injuries, Cerebral Vascular Accidents (Strokes), Head and Neck Cancers , Cognitive Disorders including Dementia, and Neurological Degenerative Diseases, (e.g. Parkinson's Disease and Multiple Sclerosis). She also has extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of dysphagia and swallowing difficulties. Disclosure: Jean Marie Lucarelli, MS, CC_SLP has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Introductory level Speech and Language Pathologists; in the following settings: Rehabilitation Settings.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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