Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (7700)

Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (7700)

101 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I 3 credits
Introduction to American Sign Language: vocabulary building, beginning development of fingerspelling skills, receptive/expressive conversational skills.
102 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II 3 credits
Prerequisite: 101. Continued development of skills in American Sign Language: vocabulary building, further development of fingerspelling skills, receptive/expressive conversational skills.
110 INTRO TO DISORDERS OF COMMUNIC 3 credits
Overview of various types of speech disorders; their incidence, etiology and characteristics. Basic concepts and principles underlying speech pathology.
201 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE III 3 credits
Prerequisite: 102. Continued development of skills in American Sign Language: vocabulary building, fingerspelling skills, receptive/expressive conversational skills, and linguistic features of ASL.
202 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE IV 3 credits
Prerequisite: 201. Further fluency development of expressive/receptive communication, fingerspelling, and linguistic features of ASL.
210 INTRO TO CLINICAL PHONETICS 4 credits
Introduction to International Phonetic Alphabet. Transcription of normal speech. Overview of articulatory and acoustic phonetics. Introduction to distinctive features.
215 INTRO:HEARING & SPEECH SCIENCE 4 credits
Prerequisite: 210. Introductory course covering the human hearing system and acoustics of hearing as well as principles involved in the production, transmission, and reception of the speech signal.
222 SURVEY DEAF CULTURE IN AMERICA 2 credits
The deaf experience in America including historical, educational, legal, social, and occupational developments.
230 LANGUAGE SCIENCE & ACQUISITION 4 credits
Prerequisite: Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology majors only. An introduction to language science and the study of the language acquisition process. The characteristics and explanations of language development will be presented.
245 FRST RESPOND TO THE DEAF COMM 4 credits
Prerequisites: 101, 102, 201. Completion of ASL 201 with C or better. This course is required for the HSHS Manual Communication Certificate. It will emphasize ASL skills practical to first responders' needs.
295 DIRECT EXPERIENCES IN HOSPITAL 3 credits
Prerequisite: permission of adviser. Individual learning experiences for students with patients, their families and the hospital personnel in various hospital settings under the direction of hospital and University staff.
321 ARTICULATORY & PHONOLGIC DISRD 4 credits
Prerequisites: 110, 210. Study of disorders of articulation/phonology, including normal phonological developments, and assessment and remediation of phonological disorders.
330 LANGUAGE DISORDERS 4 credits
Prerequisite: 230. Etiology, identification, evaluation, intervention, remediation of symbolic, cognitive, interpersonal language disorders of children. Disorders viewed as correlates or sequelae of central nervous system dysfunction or emotional disturbance.
335 PRINCIPLES OF AUDIOLOGY 4 credits
Prerequisite: 215. Introduction to basic audiometric tests, principles of speech audiometry, masking, and impedance audiometry, "test battery" approach.
345 AUDIOLOGIC TREATMENT 4 credits
Prerequisite: 215. Introduction to philosophy and methods of aural rehabilitation for children and adults. Includes methods of speech reading, auditory training, speech conservation, hearing aid use and combined visual and auditory approaches.
365 ANATOMY & PHYS OF SPCH & HEAR 3 credits
Prerequisites: 3100:265. Corequisites: 366. Study of the anatomy and physiology of organs directly and indirectly responsible for production of speech and perception of acoustical signals.
366 ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY LAB 1 credits
Corequisites: 365. Laboratory to accompany lecture, includes hands-on experience with a variety of laboratory materials, primarily models and virtual dissection.
422 ORGANIC DISORDERS OF COMMUN 4 credits
Prerequisites: 110 and 3100:265, or permission of instructor. Surveys communication disorders that accompany acquired neurological impairments and neurodevelopmental syndromes. Introduces neurological and genetic models, classification systems, diagnostic and treatment procedures.
430 ASPECTS OF NORMAL LANGUAGE DEV 3 credits
(Not open to speech-language pathology and audiology majors) Introduction to acquisition and development of comprehension and production of language phonologically, semantically and syntactically. Relates language acquisition to perceptual development of child and looks at function of language in individual, family and school.
445 MCULT CONS AUD & SP-LANG PATH 3 credits
Prerequisites: 110 or graduate standing. This course introduces the multicultural considerations faced by audiologists and speech-language pathologists providing services to families and individuals with communication disorders.
446 OBSERVATION & CLINICAL TECHNQ 4 credits
Prerequisites: 110, 210, 215, 230, "B" average in 235, 321, and 330 AND overall GPA of at least 3.2. Introduction to concepts and processes of clinical practice in speech-language pathology and audiology. Includes clinical observation and case study.
452 CHILD, ILLNESS AND LOSS 3 credits
Prerequisite: senior level standing. This course examines the phenomena of illness, loss and bereavement in modern society with a special emphasis on children and families.
453 FACILITATING SUPPORT GROUPS 3 credits
Prerequisite: senior level standing. Theories, strategies and skills needed to facilitate support groups for children and for adults are studied using a variety of approaches including participation in a support group.
454 CHILD IN THE HOSPITAL 6 credits
Prerequisite: 7400:265, comparable course or permission of instructor. Seminar dealing with special needs and problems of hospitalized/ill child and family. Literature related to effects, separation, illness and stress. Examination of strategies for coping.
455 PRACT: EXPERNC CHILD-LIFE PROG 3 credits
Prerequisite: 454. Field experience in a child-life program and classroom activities including critical analysis of a currently functioning program and program administration.
480 SEM: SPCH-LANG PATH/AUDIO 2 credits
Prerequisite: senior standing. Provides a vehicle for detailed study and discussion of various communicative disorders.
481 SPEC PRO: SP-LANG PATH/AUD 1-3 credits
(May be repeated for a total of four credits) Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Individual or group projects related to any of the problems of communicative disorders.
484 HOSPITAL SETTINGS, CHILD & FAM 3 credits
Prerequisite: 7400:265, comparable course or permission of instructor. Focuses on hospital as a major social institution; introduces procedures and functions of the hospital; roles played by various hospital personnel plus cursory knowledge of medical terminology, common childhood diseases, illnesses and injuries.
485 TCH & LRN STRATEG SP-LANG PATH 2 credits
Current practice related to clinical intervention designed for individuals with developmental disabilities. Explores the use of the natural environment and the computer as intervention tools.
494 INTERN: GUID EXPER CH-LIFE PRG 8 credits
Prerequisite: 455. Field experience in a child-life program at an approved pediatric facility under the supervision of Child Life Specialists.
496 SEN HNRS P:SP.PATH & AUDIOLOGY 1-3 credits
(May be repeated for a total of six credits) Prerequisites: enrollment in the Honors Program, senior standing and major in speech-language pathology and audiology.

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