Undergraduate Communicative Disorders
2023 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.
INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL PRACTICUM IN COMMUNICATIVE DISORDERS
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 and clinical practice procedures, and gain an understanding of the responsibilities and professional issues associated with the practice of speech-language pathology across the lifespan. Students will obtain 25 guided observation hours.
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.
DISORDERS OF SPEECH PRODUCTION
An introduction of the development of normal articulation and phonology and of the etiologies, diagnosis, and treatment of articulation and phonological disorders.
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.
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.
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.
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.