Undergraduate Bulletin

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

510-270 INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATIVE DISORDERS 3 cr
This course provides an overview of the etiology, identification and treatment of speech, language and hearing disorders across the lifespan.

510-272 PHONETICS AND ITS RELATED PROCESSES 3 cr
This course provides a basic understanding of phonology (the study of the structure and function of sounds in a language), and articulatory, physiological and acoustic phonetics. Students are trained to use the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and a variety of informal protocols to record American Standard English, as well as the speech of clinically diverse populations (e.g., non-native, non-standard, multicultural speakers).

510-278 SPEECH SCIENCE I: ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 3 cr
This course provides information regarding the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory, phonatory, resonatory, articulatory and nervous systems underlying speech production.
Prereq: 510-270 or consent of instructor.

510-355/555 LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT AND DISORDERS IN CHILDREN 3 cr
This course provides an overview of oral language development and its relationship to the development of social skills, written language, reading and other academic skills. Language characteristics in children with exceptional educational needs are described and strategies for improving communication skills in these children are discussed.
Prereq: Restricted to students with Professional Education admission. Coursework in child growth and development is highly recommended.

510-371 INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL PRACTICUM IN COMMUNICATIVE DISORDERS 3 cr
This course provides an introduction to the tasks and related competencies associated with clinical practice in speech-language pathology. Students will develop an understanding of treatment principles, procedures and programs used in clinical practice, and gain an understanding of the responsibilities and professional issues associated with the practice of speech-language pathology across work settings. By the end of the course the student will demonstrate knowledge of the scientific method, and treatment, management and communication skills used in the clinical and supervisory processes.
Prereq: Communicative Disorders major or cons instr.

510-375 SPEECH SCIENCE II: SPEECH ACOUSTICS, SPEECH PHYSIOLOGY AND SPEECH PERCEPTION 3 cr
This course provides a basic understanding of the principles of general and speech acoustics, speech physiology and speech perception.
Prereq: 510-278 or consent of instructor.

510-376 ARTICULATION AND PHONOLOGICAL DISORDERS 3 cr
This course reviews normal aspects of articulation and the process of phonological acquisition. The nature of phonological disorders and methods of phonological assessment and intervention are discussed.
Prereq: 510-270.

510-380/580 SPEECH AND LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT IN THE CHILD 3 cr
This course provides an introduction to the process and sequence of normal language development in children birth to school-age. Theories of language acquisition and the role of cognition, the environment, and caregivers are discussed. A language sample is analyzed and interpreted using knowledge gained in the class.

510-381 HEARING SCIENCE 3 cr
A study of physical and psychological phenomena involved in audition to include 1) anatomy and physiology of the auditory system, 2) acoustics for the study of hearing, 3) development of pure tone hearing tests, 4) methods for measuring thresholds, and 5) psychophysical attributes to sound.
Prereq: 510-270 or consent of instructor.

510-385/585 FLUENCY DISORDERS 3 cr
This course provides for the study of the theories of the cause and onset of fluency disorders such as stuttering and cluttering. It further introduces basic clinical and experimental approaches to these disorders.

510-424/624 ORGANIC SPEECH DISORDERS 3 cr
This course provides a basic understanding of how structural malformations of the vocal tract influence speech and voice production. The primary focus of study is on applying the principles of speech and voice science to communication deficits associated with structural changes in the vocal tract (for example, voice disorders, cleft palate speech disorders, and swallowing dysfunction).
Prereq: 510-278 or consent of instructor.

510-426/626 NEUROGENIC COMMUNICATIVE DISORDERS 3 cr
This course provides a basic understanding of the neuroanatomic and neurophysiologic mechanisms underlying speech and language. The primary focusof study is on neuropathologies and how they influence brain/language relations (aphasia, dementia) and sensorimotor control for speech and swallowing (dysarthria, dysphagia).
Prereq: 510-278 or consent of instructor.

510-444/644 OCCUPATIONAL HEARING CONSERVATION 3 cr
This introductory course assists the student in developing and managing an occupational hearing conservation program. Topics include the effect of noise on hearing, noise and hearing measurement, selection and fitting of hearing protectors, federal and state rules and regulations regarding hearing conservation, and the medicolegal and compensation aspects of hearing loss.
Prereq: Jr st or cons instr.

510-460/660 PRACTICUM IN COMMUNICATIVE DISORDERS 3 cr
This course offers supervised practicum experiences: observation of communicative disorders, clinical work on-campus and/or off-campus, and supervision of practitioners or students. Client availability, student level of academic and clinical training, and supervisory expertise will influence student enrollment and section assignment. This course is repeatable until student has completed required clinical hours. Only 6 credits may count toward the major.

510-472/672 ASSESSMENT IN COMMUNICATIVE DISORDERS 3 cr
This course introduces the theoretical and practical aspects of the assessment process in communicative disorders. Issues and methods involved in clinical decision-making are reviewed through case studies and applied activities. The interpretation and documentation of information collected during the assessment process are also discussed.

510-481/681 ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION IN LANGUAGE DISORDERS 3 cr
This course introduces principles and methods of assessment and intervention in child language disorders from infancy to adolescence. The implementation of these procedures using a variety of service delivery models and the means of evaluating their effectiveness are reviewed.
Prereq: Communicative disorders major or cons instr.

510-482/682 AUDIOMETRY 3 cr
This course is designed to provide information regarding the disorders of hearing and how different auditory evaluation procedures of the auditory system aid in the identification of specific types of hearing disorders. Training in performing different audiological testing procedures is provided as well as the interpretation of auditory test results.
Prereq: 510-381 or consent of instructor.

510-483/683 AUGMENTATIVE AND ALTERNATIVE COMMUNICATION 3 cr
This course reviews current approaches to augmentative and alternative communication. Alternative methods of communication other than speech and methods for augmenting residual speech skills are discussed. The course focuses on the development of basic skills for evaluating and providing intervention programs for individuals using alternative and augmentative communication systems. Prereq: Cons instr.

510-490/690 WORKSHOP Repeatable 1-6 cr

510-491/691 TRAVEL STUDY Repeatable 1-3 cr

510-494 SEMINAR 1-6 cr
Repeatable.
Prereq: Jr st and cons instr.

510-496/696 SPECIAL STUDIES 1-3 cr
Repeatable.
Prereq: Jr st. or cons dept chp.

510-498 INDEPENDENT STUDY 1-3 cr
Repeatable.
Prereq: Jr st or cons dept chp.


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