Undergraduate Communicative Disorders
2021 Spring Term
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HEARING AND SPEECH SCIENCE
A study of the anatomy and physiology of the auditory system, physical acoustics, speech production, sound perception, and basic hearing and speech instrumentation.
PHONETICS AND ITS RELATED PROCESSES
This course provides a basic understanding of phonetics and phonology from articulatory and physiological perspectives. 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 diverse populations (e.g., non-native or non-standard speakers).
LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT & DISORDERS IN CHILDREN
This course provides an overview of oral language development and its relationship to the development of social skills, literacy and learning. Language characteristics of children with exceptional educational needs are described and strategies for improving their communication skills are discussed.
NEURAL BASES OF SPEECH AND LANGUAGE
This course provides a basic understanding of the neuroanatomic and neurophysiologic mechanisms underlying speech and language. The primary focus of study is on normal processes and neuropathologies and how they influence cognition, communication and swallowing.
LANGUAGE DISORDERS IN CHILDREN
This course is designed to provide students with an overview of language disorders in children, with an emphasis on emerging and developing language. This course will include the nature of developmental language impairments, causes of language impairments, and the issues involved in assessment and intervention for children with language disorders.
Aural rehabilitation is the study of the rehabilitation of individuals with hearing impairment. It includes the effects of hearing loss on perception, psychosocial aspects, and speech and language. Techniques for rehabilitation including amplification, counseling, speech reading, and auditory training will be emphasized.
This seminar will provide seniors majoring in communication sciences and disorders an opportunity to reflect on their undergraduate experience and their preparation for entry into graduate programs or the workforce. Student will complete a written and oral capstone project.
VOICE AND RESONANCE
This course provides introductory knowledge in normal and disordered voice and resonance production with a primary focus on the physiological bases of phonatory/laryngeal disorders and speech/resonance disorders associated with craniofacial anomalies. Theoretical principles underlying the prevention, assessment and treatment of phonation and resonance problems across the lifespan are emphasized.
Variable topics. Faculty-led courses abroad.
Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable
INDEPENDENT STUDY - UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable.