School of Health Sciences and Human Performance

Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Courses

SLPA 10901 - American Sign Language I LA

Introduction to the linguistic features and core vocabulary needed to develop basic communicative competence in ASL. Students learn basic ASL grammar and apply this knowledge when using ASL to ask and answer questions, introduce themselves, exchange personal information, talk about family and friends, talk about surroundings, provide descriptions, and discuss activities. Discussion of deaf culture is infused throughout the course. Practicing conversations and active participation in and out of class are required. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

SLPA 11010 - Phonetics NLA

An introduction to the study of speech sounds used in the production of American English. Emphasis is placed on (1) sound to symbol transcription using the International Phonetic Alphabet, as well as (2) development of transcription speed and accuracy. Anatomy and physiology of the speech mechanism are introduced for the purpose of describing speech sound production. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

SLPA 15000 - Introduction to Communication Disorders 1 LA SS

An introduction to speech, language, and hearing disorders. A variety of disorders in both children and adults is surveyed, including articulation and language disorders, stuttering, learning disability, cleft palate, cerebral palsy, voice disorders, and hearing losses. The study of these disorders includes incidence/prevalence, characteristics, causes, cultural and linguistic variations, and the impact of the disorder on the individual and society. The course is designed for and open to all students. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

SLPA 16000 - Acoustics 2A LA NS

An introduction to the study of sound. Course topics include simple harmonic motion, sound pressure and intensity, decibels, wave generation and propagation, Fourier analysis, resonance, distortion, and transmission. Credit cannot be given for this course and PHYS 16000 Physics of Sound. 3 credits. (F-S, Y)

SLPA 20800 - Perspectives on Deafness LA

Examination of disability perspectives and alternatives to disability perspectives on deafness in the US. Discussion of issues related to child development (e.g., development of speech, language, and literacy) from an educational perspective. Discussion of intervention from an audiological perspective. Discussion of controversies inside and outside the deaf community related to educational and clinical interventions. Prerequisite: SLPA 10901. 3 credits. (S,Y).

SLPA 20901 - American Sign Language II HU LA

Students learn additional linguistic features, cultural protocols, and core vocabulary. Students practice using ASL grammar for giving directions, describing others, making requests, attributing qualities to others, and talking about family, occupations, and routines. Discussion of Deaf culture is infused throughout the course. Practicing conversations and videotaping use of ASL in and out of class are required. Prerequisites: SLPA 10901 with a grade of C or better. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

SLPA 21200 - Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanisms LA NS

Anatomy and physiology of the speech and hearing mechanisms; respiration, phonation, resonation, articulation, and basic neurological concepts underlying the communication process. Prerequisites: Second-semester freshman status. 3 credits. (F,Y)

SLPA 21600 - Normal Language and Literacy Development LA SS

Introduces the student to the study of language and literacy development in children. Topics include prelinguistic development, components of language, theoretical models of language acquisition, individual differences, relationships between oral and written language, and cultural and linguistic variations in language development. Prerequisites: LNGS 23200. 3 credits. (F,Y)

SLPA 21900 - Language/Literacy Development in Children Age 3 to 21 NLA

An introductory course in the development of language and literacy in early childhood through adolescence, including an overview of the acquisition of language in normally developing children, the major theories of language development, an introduction to the development of literacy skills in children, and study of later language learning and reading/writing skills in adolescence. Emphasis is on application of theories and models to school curriculum. This course should be taken before student teaching. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing. 2 credits. (F-S,Y)

SLPA 22000 - Articulation and Phonological Development and Disorders NLA

A study of the normal articulation process, its development, and causes and characteristics of delayed and abnormal development; phonological development and the relationship among phonology and other language areas. Transcription of speech production errors, identification of articulatory and phonological error patterns, and assessment and treatment techniques are heavily emphasized. Prerequisites: SLPA 11010. 3 credits. (S,Y)

SLPA 23000 - Child Language Disorders: Assessment and Intervention NLA

An introduction to the study of developmental language disorders. The course examines characteristics of language disorders in the areas of syntax, grammatical morphology, semantics, and pragmatics. The course demonstrates how to incorporate established theory into language assessment and intervention practices. Formal and informal assessment procedures are reviewed. Intervention techniques are examined, and specific intervention experiences are designed and executed. Prerequisites: SLPA 21600. 3 credits. (S,Y)

SLPA 24000 - Basic Audiology NLA

Study of anatomy and physiology of the hearing mechanism, acoustics, auditory pathologies, classification of hearing disorders, and the profession of audiology. Additional topics covered include pure-tone and speech audiometry, immittance measures, and material of current interest. Prerequisites: SLPA 16000. 3 credits. (F,Y)

SLPA 24200 - Aural Rehabilitation NLA

Study of the perceptual, psychological, and educational implications of hearing loss. The course will focus on areas significant to the (re)habilitation of individuals with hearing loss, such as identification, evaluation, remediation, and counseling. Prerequisites: SLPA 24000. 3 credits. (S,Y)

SLPA 24900 - Hearing Loss in the Elderly NLA

Overview of the causes and psychosocial impact of hearing loss and of the most current diagnostic and remediation strategies employed to combat hearing disorders in the aged. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or above. 3 credits. (F,Y)

SLPA 30901 - American Sign Language III LA

Emphasis is placed on development of communicative competencies in ASL conversations beyond the basic level including telling life events, describing events in time, asking for clarification, correcting, conforming, elaboration on information, agreeing and disagreeing, resolving conflicts, and giving directions. Classroom and outside activities include practicing dialogues, short stories, narratives, and short conversation. Discussion of Deaf culture is infused throughout the course. Practicing conversations and videotaping use of ASL in and out of class are required. Prerequisites: SLPA 20901 with a grade of C or better. 3 credits. (F,Y)

SLPA 31000 - Deaf Culture LA

Examination of deaf heritage including contributions and perspectives of leaders in the Deaf community. Examination of deafness as portrayed in literature and movies. Examination of artistic expression within the Deaf community including contemporary visual artists and the National Theatre for the Deaf. This course is the capstone course for the minor; a guided project is required, and travel to a theatrical production may be required. Prerequisite: SLPA 20800. 3 credits. (F,Y)

SLPA 32000 - Fluency and Voice Disorders NLA

Students are introduced to the characteristics of stuttering and people who stutter, theoretical constructs underlying the concept of dysfluency, anatomy and physiology of the vocal tract, and disorders particular to the vocal mechanism. General assessment and intervention strategies for fluency and voice disorders are introduced. Prerequisites: SLPA 21200. 3 credits. (F,Y)

SLPA 33900 - Language and Learning Disabilities NLA

Introduction to the unique problems of the child with language and learning disabilities. Areas covered include behavioral characteristics; deficits in cognitive abilities and oral and written language; relationship between language, reading, and learning disabilities; causes of these disabilities; and social and educational implications. Prerequisites: SLPA 23000. 3 credits. (Sum,IRR)

SLPA 35200 - Diagnosis and Appraisal NLA

Develops proficiency in test administration and scoring, primarily in the areas of articulation and child language. Report-writing and techniques of hearing screening and oral examination also are developed. Skills are developed and practiced in laboratory sessions. Prerequisites: SLPA 22000; SLPA 23000; MATH 14500, MATH 15500 or PSYC 20700. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

SLPA 35900 - Communication Disorders in the Aging Population LA SS

Introduces the communication disorders common to older persons. Speech and language disorders, hearing disorders, and the role of allied health professionals are examined. Prerequisites: GERO 10100; BIOL 20500 or PSYC 36600. 3 credits. (S,Y)

SLPA 36000 - Brain Science LA NS

Addresses the amazing human brain and its capabilities. The course presents the neuroanatomical cortical, subcortical, and brain stem mechanisms that are functional during human communication, including vocal speech, speech comprehension, reading, and writing. Both neurological theories and some case studies will show the relationships between different lesion sites in the brain and the communication breakdowns that they produce. More broadly, the course will explore how nerve cells within neurological systems work together to accomplish memory and learning, feelings and emotions, and movement and perception, which are an integral part of the ability to communicate. Prerequisites: SLPA 21200. 3 credits (F, Y)

SLPA 36500 - Basic Speech Science LA NS

Introduces the undergraduate student in speech-language pathology to topics in speech science. Areas covered include an overview of the acoustics of sound, the glottal spectrum, acoustics of consonant and vowel production and perception, suprasegmentals, and instrumentation. Prerequisites: SLPA 21200. 3 credits (S, Y)

SLPA 37000 - Clinical Practicum I NLA

An intensive clinical observation experience is provided in conjunction with classroom instruction focusing on designing individualized intervention programs, writing behavioral objectives, and general case management strategies. Prerequisite: SLPA 35200. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

SLPA 39900 - Selected Topics in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
SLPA 39901 - Selected Topics in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
SLPA 39902 - Selected Topics in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
SLPA 39903 - Selected Topics in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
SLPA 39904 - Selected Topics in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Topics of current interest to faculty and students. Experimental courses are offered under this course number and title. This course may be repeated for credit for different selected topics. Prerequisites: As appropriate to topics. 1-3 credits. (IRR)

SLPA 42900 - Tutorial in Speech-Language Pathology NLA

Intensive study in speech-language pathology for advanced students. The student presents a written proposal to an instructor who is chosen by the student to direct the tutorial. After the instructor agrees to direct the tutorial, copies of the proposal are forwarded to the student's adviser and chairperson for final approval. This procedure must be completed prior to registration. Prerequisites: Junior standing; permission of adviser and department chair. 1-3 credits. (F-S,Y)

SLPA 44900 - Tutorial in Audiology NLA

Intensive study in audiology for advanced students. The student presents a written proposal to an instructor who is chosen by the student to direct the tutorial. After the instructor agrees to direct the tutorial, copies of the proposal are forwarded to the student's adviser and chairperson for final approval. This procedure must be completed prior to registration. Prerequisites: Junior standing; permission of adviser and department chair. 1-3 credits. (F-S,Y)

SLPA 45400 - Speech and Language Disabilities in Educational Settings NLA

Focus on the organization and management of speech, language, and hearing programs in a variety of settings, including case finding and selection; scheduling procedures; implementation of a therapeutic program; evaluation of techniques, materials, and programs; and the development of professional relationships. Implications of applicable federal and state statutes covering service provision also are discussed. Prerequisite: SLPA 37000. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

SLPA 45900 - Communication Disorders in Culturally Diverse Populations NLA

Cultural pluralism as it relates to communication disorders in the United States; its impact on the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology; and sociolinguistic issues of dialect, communication style, and attitudes toward them. Discussion includes cultural factors that may influence the acquisition of speech and language; incidence and variation of specific speech and language disorders among diverse populations; assessment and treatment procedures that accommodate cultural differences; goal selection strategies; selection of unlisted materials; educational implications; and specific intervention cases. Prerequisites: SLPA 35200. 3 credits. (S,Y)

SLPA 47200 - Clinical Practicum II NLA

Clinical experience in speech-language pathology, including actual client contact. Involves developing and implementing a program of therapy, preparing lesson plans, and writing progress reports. Classroom instruction is provided with emphasis on intervention strategies, approaches, and principles. Prerequisite: SLPA 37000. 4 credits. (F-S,Y)

SLPA 47900 - Clinical Practicum (Advanced) NLA

Advanced clinical experience in speech-language pathology, including individual clinician-client contact. Involves preparation and implementation of a program of therapy, development of lesson plans, and writing of progress reports. Responsibilities include the clinical application of the principles and procedures developed in SLPA 47200. Prerequisites: SLPA 47200. 1 credit. (F-S,Y)