Overview of major disorders of human communication and the role of the Audiologist and Speech-Pathologist in assessing and treating them.
This course presents a practical approach to systemic development of specific professional skills for providing effective, culturally sensitive clinical health services to ethnically and linguistically diverse patients. Building on standard models of multicultural competence that emphasize knowledge, awareness, and skills, students will be introduced to culturally humility, culturally specific approaches to practice, and frameworks for equity and empowerment.
Overview of major disorders of human communication and the role of the audiologist and speech-language pathologist in assessing and treating them.
This course addresses basic principles of hearing and speech science, including the physical properties of sound, sound generation, transmission, and measurement.
This course will address the anatomy and physiology of the speech and hearing mechanisms, the physical properties of sound, quantification of sound, sound generation, and sound transmission.
An introduction to the anatomy and physiology of speech, language, swallowing, and hearing mechanism.
Acquisition of communicative behavior in normal children during the first decade of life; development of syntax, semantics, pragmatics, cognition; clinical laboratory experience with children.
Transcription techniques for the analysis of speech. Includes a study of the dynamics of speech sound production.
This course is an introduction to the following topics- disorders of hearing, etiologies of auditory and vestibular disorders found in populations of all ages, and evaluation techniques used by audiologists.
This course is a study of the principles of the management of hearing loss in children and adults; relevant legislation; and treatment and education options.
Introduction to neuroscience and clinical neurology as they apply to the processes of normal and disordered communication. Topics include neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, and neuropathologies.
A survey of language disorders in preschool and school-age children; assessment and intervention.
Study of dynamics of disordered speech production. Techniques for the analysis and treatment of articulation and phonological disorders.
A beginning course in the study of normal voice production, a survey of typical voice disorders, and an overview of stuttering and its related disorders. Taught Fall Semester.
An introduction to disorders of articulation, voice, and fluency. Theoretical and etiological foundations will be surveyed as well as philosophical orientations to therapy.
Introduction to the clinical setting; organizations, and statutes that govern professional service. Instrumentation, procedures, and approaches to clinical service provision are introduced.
Clinical practicum course designed as an introduction to the clinical setting; documentation procedures & guidelines; organizations and statutes that govern professional service; instrumentation, procedures, & approaches to clinical practice. Written documentation, observation of clinical activities (in-person and in-class video), and participation as a clinical aide are also significant course requirements.
Topics to be determined by student need and interest. Content will vary. A subtitle identifying the topic will be entered on the student's record. May be repeated for a total of 6 hours. Requires permission of the department chair.
Independent study under the direction of a faculty member. Requires permission of the department chair.
Under the advice and guidance of a faculty mentor, honors students will identify and carry out a research project relevant to the field of Speech Pathology and Audiology. The senior project will be judged and graded by three faculty members chaired by the honors mentor. This course is required for Honors recognition. Permission of the department chair and completion of an approved project prospectus is required.