SLP - SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY

SLP - 2400   COMMUNICATION DISORDERS
[3 hours]  A study of causative factors and characteristics of communicative disorders in comparison to normal speech/language/hearing processes.

SLP - 3010   CLINICAL PHONETICS
[3 hours]  Understanding of articulatory and acoustic phonetics with emphasis on the development of transcription skills using the International Phonetic Alphabet in recording normal and disordered speech production.

SLP - 3020   ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF SPEECH AND HEARING MECHANISM
[3 hours]  The study of the anatomy and physiology of the speech and hearing mechanism with relation to functioning for speech production and auditory perception.

SLP - 3030   NORMAL LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
[3 hours]  This course will include procedures to describe language and the developmental sequence in which it is acquired by children.  Basic  theories of language acquisition will be discussed.

SLP - 3140  ANALYZING LANGUAGE
[3 hours]  Identification of linguistic structures in standard English.  Course focuses on analysis of semantic and syntactic components of language with pragmatic analysis included.

SLP - 3150   SPEECH SCIENCE
[3 hours]  Detailed exploration of the functions of the speech and language production system including neurological components. Aerodynamic and acoustical functions are explored through the phonatory, respiratory and articulatory parameters of speech.  Prerequisite: SLP 3010, 3020

SLP - 3200   ARTICULATION/PHONOLOGICAL DISORDERS
[3 hours]  Assessment techniques and intervention strategies for persons  with disorders of the sound system of the language.  Theories  of phonological acquisition and etiological factors will be discussed during this course.    Prerequisite: SLP 3010, 3020

SLP - 3300   COMMUNICATIVE DISORDERS: LANGUAGE
[3 hours]  Course includes the identification of etiologic bases and characteristics of language disorders. Assessment strategies leading to choice of intervention techniques will be discussed.  Prerequisite: SLP 3030

SLP - 3400   CLINICAL AUDIOLOGY
[3 hours]  The student learns to administer and interpret the comprehensive auditory  battery consisting of pure-tone air conduction and bone conduction thresholds,  speech reception thresholds, speech discrimination tests and acoustic emittance  test battery.  Prerequisite: SLP 2400, 3020

SLP - 3500   AURAL REHABILITATION AND SPEECH READING
[3 hours]  Emphasis on aural rehabilitation with focus in use and care of individual learning aids, auditory trainers, and assistive listening devices. Teaching speech reading to hearing impaired children and adults using residual hearing, contextual cues, and visual augmentation.  Prerequisite: SLP 3400

SLP - 3800   METHODS FOR CLINICAL INTERVENTION
[3 hours]  Teaches methods of intervention of speech, language, and hearing services in various settings.  Emphasis on developing skills in observation, report writing, and structuring intervention services and their implementation.  Requires twenty-five (25) hours of observation.  Mandatory clinic meeting and 1 hour lab duty.  Enrollment by permission of Clinic Director.  Prerequisite: SLP 3200, 3300; major GPA of 2.75; and documentation of completion of 2-step Mantoux TB test and initiation of the Hepatitis B series.

SLP - 4000   BEGINNING CLINICAL PRACTICUM
[2 hours]  Supervised participation in structured individual or group intervention leading to the accumulation of 25 clinical hours of practicum.      Prerequisite: SLP 3800 and major GPA of 2.67

SLP - 4300   ADVANCED CLINICAL PRACTICUM I
[2 hours]  Students are assigned individual clients for whom they will plan an intervention program, implement the program, and evaluate  the results of the intervention under faculty supervision.  Mandatory clinic meeting and 1 hour lab duty.  Enrollment by permission of Clinic Director.  Prerequisite: SLP 4000 and major GPA of 2.75

SLP - 4400   AUDIOLOGY: CLINICAL PRACTICUM
[1 hour]  Course includes supervised clinical practicum in administration of comprehensive audiological battery with emphasis on administration, counseling and interpretation of results.  Mandatory clinic meeting and 1 hour lab duty.  Enrollment by permission of Clinic Director.   Prerequisite: SLP 3400 and major GPA of 2.75

SLP - 4440   AUGMENTATIVE COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS
[3 hours]  Technological systems available for persons with the absence of functional speech will be described.  Etiological factors, assessment and intervention procedures and hands-on experience with devices will be provided.

SLP - 4500   ORGANIC DISORDERS OF SPEECH AND LANGUAGE
[3 hours]  Course provides basic information on the nature of communication disorders resulting from organic etiologies, with particular emphasis on aphasia, motor speech disorders and cleft lip palate.  Prerequisite: SLP 3200, 3300

SLP - 4600   VOICE AND FLUENCY DISORDERS
[3 hours]  This course will present quantitative and qualitative descriptions and etiological factors related to voice and fluency disorders.  Assessment and intervention strategies will be discussed. Prerequisite: SLP 3020; 3150 recommended

SLP - 4700   DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES IN COMMUNICATION DISORDERS
[3 hours]  Assessment techniques to diagnose and describe communication disorders will be presented.  Included will be interview strategies, case history information, and determination of intervention techniques based upon assessment results.  Prerequisite: SLP 3200, 3300

SLP - 4800    ADVANCED CLINICAL PRACTICUM II
[2 hours]  Senior level practicum includes supervised clinical experience via off-campus placements (optional) in schools, hospitals, or nursing/rehabilitation facility or in the on-campus Speech-Language and Learning Clinic.  Mandatory clinic meeting and 1 hour lab duty.  Enrollment by permission of Clinic Director.  Prerequisite: SLP 4300 and major GPA of 2.75

SLP - 4900   SEMINAR IN SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY
[1-5 hours]  Seminar provides students with the opportunity to explore, as a group, specific topics with a faculty member.  Current issues in the area of Speech-Language Pathology will be the focus.  Prerequisite:  Permission of the Instructor.

SLP - 4910   DIRECTED RESEARCH IN SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY
[1-5 hours]  Directed research provides students the opportunity to explore specific topics and develop individual research with a faculty member.  Current questions in the area of Speech-Language Pathology will be the focus.  Prerequisite:  Permission of Instructor.

SLP - 4920   READINGS IN SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY
[1-5 hours]  Individual Readings is designed to provide students with opportunities to examine literature related to specific issues.  The student works under the direction of faculty in the Speech-Language Pathology program.  Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor.

SLP - 4980   SPECIAL TOPICS IN SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY
[1-5 hours]  An advanced course for undergraduate majors in Speech-Language Pathology or majors in related fields covering an important area of communication disorders.  Student may repeat this course under different section numbers.  Prerequisite:  Permission of Instructor.

SLP - 4990 INDEPENDENT STUDY - SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY
[1-5 hours]  Independent study provides students with opportunities to work individually on issues under the direction of the Speech-Language Pathology program faculty.  The student meets with instructor without formal classes.  Prerequisite:  Permission of Instructor.

SLP - 6000/8000   ADVANCED PRACTICUM IN COMMUNICATION DISORDERS
[2 hours]  Provides students with supervised therapeutic experiences with specific speech and language disorders. Students should have completed or be currently enrolled in graduate level communication disorders course addressing the specific practicum disorder selected.  Prerequisite: Approval of instructor

SLP - 6010/8010   DIAGNOSTIC PRACTICUM IN COMMUNICATION DISORDERS
[2 hours]  Provides a minimum of 30 hours supervised diagnostic practicum with a variety of communicatively disordered cases.  Prerequisite: SLP 6100/8100 or equivalent  Corequisite: SLP 6100/8100

SLP  - 6020/8020   AUDIOLOGICAL PRACTICUM IN COMMUNICATION DISORDERS
[2 hours]  Provides the advanced student with supervised practicum hours in the screening impedance, and pure tone threshold testing for audiological diagnosis.  Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

SLP - 6100/8100   DIAGNOSIS OF SPEECH AND LANGUAGE DISORDERS
[3 hours]  Detailed analysis of formal and informal instruments and procedures designed to evaluate speech and language disorders.  Prerequisite: Undergraduate degree in speech-pathology;  Permission of instructor

SLP - 6200/8200   LANGUAGE DISORDERS OF CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE
[4 hours]  Theories of language disorders in childhood and adolescence will be discussed including categorical and �functional� descriptions.  Application of assessment and intervention strategies will be described and discussed.

SLP - 6300/8300   PHONOLOGICAL AND ARTICULATORY DISORDERS
[3 hours]  Advanced study of phonological and articulatory disorders including developmental apraxia.  Focus on phonological differences in multi-cultural society with emphasis on assessment of disorders and current advances in remediation.

SLP - 6400/8400   NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS: APHASIA
[3 hours]  Advanced course in deficits due to neurological alterations resulting in aphasia.  Formal and informal assessment procedures for the diagnosis of aphasia as well as techniques and functional strategies for communicative compensation provide the focus of the course.

SLP - 6450/8450  NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS: BRAIN INJURY AND DEMENTIA
[2 hours]  Course in cognitive and linguistics deficits due to trauma and disease to central nervous system.  Course focuses on identification and intervention in communication disorders as the result of acquired brain injury/disease.  Traumatic brain injury, right hemisphere damage, and dementia are addressed.

SLP - 6500/8500   MOTOR SPEECH DISORDERS
[3 hours]  Adult apraxia and dysarthrias will be discussed in relation to neurological organization, disorders, and speech characteristics.

SLP - 6550/8550  AUGMENTATIVE AND ALTERNATIVE COMMUNICATION
[2 hours] The study and application of assistive communication technology for persons who are nonspeaking.  The course includes characteristics of ACC consumers, design features of augmentative communication devices, assessment strategies to choose a system, and intervention strategies to facilitate use of the ACC system.

SLP - 6600/8600   VOICE DISORDERS: DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT
[3 hours]  Advanced course in the evaluation and treatment of voice disorders.  Major voice disorders in children and adults are emphasized.  Prerequisite: SLP 3150, 4500 or equivalent.

SLP - 6650/8650  DYSPHAGIA AND ORPHARYNGEAL DISORDERS
[2 hours] Evaluation and intervention procedures for individuals with communication problems related to structural impairments of the oral cavity and pharynx.
 
SLP - 6700/8700   ASSESSMENT AND REMEDIATION OF FLUENCY DISORDERS
[3 hours]  An advanced course to develop skills in the assessment and remediation of fluency disorders with special emphasis on current trends in stuttering therapy.  Prerequisite: 45 hours in Speech Pathology;  Permission of Instructor

SLP � 6800/8800 AURAL REHABILITATION
[3 hours]  Advanced care and training in the use of individual and group assistive listening devices, auditory trainers, and other aids to augment hearing.  Methods for using residual hearing and contextual factors to augment technology is addressed.  Prerequisite:  SLP 3400.

SLP - 6900/8900  INDEPENDENT RESEARCH IN SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY
[1-5 hours]  Independent Research provides opportunities to work on individual research under the direction of faculty.  The student meets with the instructor at intervals and conducts research without formal class meeting.  Prerequisite: Admission to the graduate school.

SLP - 6920 MASTER�S RESEARCH PROJECT IN SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY
[1-5 hours]  The Master�s project is an individually designed product which meets the final activity requirement for completion of the masters degree.  Prerequisite:  Admission to master�s program; SLP 6930.

SLP - 6930/8930 SEMINARS IN SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY
[1-5 hours]  Seminars will consider problems and provide advanced study in the field of Speech-Language Pathology.  A student may register for more than one seminar during a graduate program.  Prerequisite:  Admission to degree program.

SLP - 6940/8940 INTERNSHIP IN SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY
[1-8 hours] Provides the advanced graduate student with supervised practicum experiences at an off-campus site; including schools, hospitals, agencies, rehabilitation clinics, work training sites and other community sites where persons with disabilities are served.  Prerequisite: Speech and Language; completion of all course work; permission of instructor.

SLP - 6960/8960 MASTER RESEARCH THESIS IN SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY
[1-5 hours]  The master�s thesis is an individually designed investigation approved by the thesis committee and designed to contribute to the knowledge base of the speech-language pathology.  Prerequisite:  Admission to Master�s Program; SLP 6930.

SLP - 6990/8990 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY
[1-5 hours]  Individual study provides advanced graduate students opportunities to work individually on professional problems with faculty of the Speech-Language Pathology program.  Individual meetings with sponsoring faculty are held.  Prerequisite:  Admission to graduate degree program.

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