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Speech and Language Development (Non-Majors)
Speech and Language Development (for SPH undergraduate students)
Speech and Language Development (for SPH graduate students)
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Above courses deal with normal speech and language development through the lifespan, with a focus on children (SPH 229 is an introductory course for non-majors from allied fields; SPH 349 and 549 are advanced courses for SPH students.
- To gain a comprehensive understanding of the normative course of speech and language development
- To describe language milestones and understand the acquisition process
- To understand the scientific methods used in the field of child language
- To consider the theories that represent the field, and discuss issues and controversies in language research
Speech and Hearing Science
The purpose of this course is to prepare future SLP professionals with the relevant knowledge base necessary for solving clinical problems related to speech sound production and reception of sound.
- Explain how the basic anatomical and physiological processes are involved in production and perception of speech sounds
- Explain the physics of sound
- Identify the perceptual correlates of speech sounds
- Explain how science principles apply in the evalutation and treatment of various communication disorders
- Use computer programs to analyze normal speech and simulated abnormal speech
Neurogenic Communication Disorders
This course deals with the characteristics, causes, assessment, and clinical management of neurologically based disorders including aphasias, right -hemisphere damage, TBI, and dementia.
- knowledge of the nature of adult neurogenic communication disorders, including their etiologies, characteristics, anatomical/physiological, acoustic, psychological, developmental, and cultural correlates (ASHA IIIC)
- knowledge of standards of ethical conduct governing provision of services to individuals with neurogenic communication disorders (ASHA IIIE)
- knowledge of processes used in research and the integration of research principles into evidence-based practice in the management of neurogenic communication disorders (ASHA IIIF)
- knowledge of contemporary professional issues related to the management of neurogenic communication disorders (ASHA IIIG)